Gluten-Free Ginger Almond Pears

Gluten-Free Ginger Almond Pears

Poached pears partner with frozen yogurt for a light and refreshing dessert.

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1 1/2
cups sugar
1 1/2
cups water
cup chopped crystallized ginger
tablespoons lemon juice
teaspoon almond extract
Anjou pears, peeled, cut in half lengthwise and cored
cup sliced almonds
teaspoons sugar
cup vanilla frozen yogurt
  1. In 4-quart Dutch oven, mix 1 1/2 cups sugar, the water, ginger and lemon juice. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Boil 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar is melted. Stir in almond extract. Add pear halves; cover and return to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer covered 8 to 10 minutes or until pears are tender when pierced with tip of knife. Remove pears from liquid, using slotted spoon, to bowl; cover and refrigerate until serving.
  2. Boil remaining pear liquid over high heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened and syrupy. Cool 30 to 40 minutes or until warm. Refrigerate 2 hours or until serving.
  3. Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook almonds over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes, stirring constantly, until just beginning to brown. Sprinkle 4 teaspoons sugar over almonds. Continue cooking and stirring 2 to 3 minutes longer or until sugar is melted and almonds are coated. Spread almond mixture on sheet of foil sprayed with cooking spray. Cool 2 to 3 minutes; break apart.
  4. Place pear halves, cut sides up, in individual dessert bowls. (If desired, cut thin slice from rounded side of each pear half so that it won't roll around in bowl.)
  5. Place small scoop (about 2 tablespoons) frozen yogurt in center of each pear half. Spoon syrup over top. Sprinkle with almonds.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Cooking Gluten Free?
Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
A small (#50) ice cream scoop works great for scooping ice cream onto pears.
Did You Know?
Crystallized ginger can be found in the produce section of supermarkets in small plastic bags. It can also be found in jars in the spice section of a supermarket, but buying it this way is more expensive.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 280
    • (Calories from Fat 20),
  • Total Fat 2g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 20mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 62g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 53g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 1/2 Fruit;
    • 3 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.