5 firm ripe pears
3 cups apple cider
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger root
3 tablespoons cornstarch or arrowroot
1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
Salt to taste
Peel the pears, quarter them lengthwise, and core. Slice pears thinly and place in a saucepan with the apple cider and ginger root. Add a pinch of salt.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until pears are tender, about 15 minutes.
Dissolve cornstarch or arrowroot in 1/3 cup cold water and add to the simmering pears, stirring, until the sauce is thick and clear.
Remove from heat and stir in almond extract. Serve warm or cold.
0.9 g total fat (0 g sat)
0.0 mg cholesterol
46.7 g carbohydrate
0.8 g protein
4.7 g fiber