|Minnie's pear recipes|
Rather than experiment with an entire eight pounds of pears, I tried out the ginger pear recipe with a smaller amount of fruit, and reduced the quantities as listed below:
- 2 ripe pears, peeled and quartered
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- juice of 1/4 lemon
- water to cover the pears halfway
- 1/4 teaspoon (powdered) ginger
I simmered the pears in the water for about an hour, at which point they began to turn pinkish, as in last week's recipe. Serving the pears in the syrup produced by this method of preparation made an attractive dessert, but I didn't like the flavor as much as in the old Dutch recipe. The ginger gave the fruit a sharper taste than in last week's experiment. But either recipe makes a refreshing summer dessert, with or without the ginger, as you prefer.