- 6 cups pared, cored and cubed pears, any variety
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- Touch of nutmeg
(Microwave Method) Combine all ingredients in a 2-quart microwave safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high (100%) for 6 minutes. Stir pear mixture, rotate dish one quarter turn and microwave on high for 6 to 8 minutes longer or until tender. Puree in a blender or food processor.
(Conventional Method) Combine all ingredients above in a saucepan (increase water to ½ cup with ingredients above); bring to a boil. Cover over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until pears are tender. Puree pears in a blender or food processor.
Makes 4 servings.
Per serving: 160 calories. Fat: 0 grams. Saturated Fat: 0 grams. Sodium: 0 milligrams. Total Carbohydrates: 44 grams. Fiber: 8 grams. Protein: 1 gram.
Recipe adapted from fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org.