Orange Ginger Poached Pears

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Orange Ginger Poached Pear

Poached pears are a great lighter alternative to a rich heavy dessert but still have loads of flavor to satisfy the most discerning sweet tooth. Serve with your favorite non-dairy ice cream and experiment poaching different kinds of fruit.

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  • 2 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 anjou pears, peeled, halved and cored
  • 2 cup non-dairy ice cream


In a saucepan, combine orange juice, water, sugar, ginger and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and add pears. Simmer until just tender, about 8 minutes. Remove pears and set aside.

Bring mixture to a boil and reduce until a little thicker, about 10 minutes. Strain sauce through a fine mesh sieve.

Serve each pear half with a scoop of ice cream and a few tablespoons of sauce.