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Ginger Pears

Serves 8

1 lb dried pears, chopped
1/4 1b crystallized ginger, chopped
2-1/2 C water
Juice of 1 medium orange

Simmer all ingredients, covered, until pears are soft and almost all liquid is absorbed, about 1 hour.


  • Use as a topping for cheesecake, frozen vanilla yogurt, crêpes, or French toast.
  • Serve as a spread for biscuits or Prune Bread.
  • Use as a filling for individual tarts or a pie.
  • Dried peaches, apricots, or apples can be substituted for the pears.
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