Serve this simple, sweet pear spread over fruit breads, coffee cakes and sweet rolls. Try it on ice cream, too!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place pears, crystallized ginger, vanilla extract and white sugar in a small microwave safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high 2 minutes. Uncover and continue to microwave in 1 minute intervals, stirring occasionally, until the mixture attains a thick, spreadable consistency.

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Nutrition Facts

34.1 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 8.7g 3% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 0.9mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I was surprised that a recipe so simple could taste so good! A nice change of pace from more traditional spreads. Read More
(17)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2006
I felt this spread was okay but nothing fantastic. The spread came out very sweet and surprisingly bland and it was completely overpowered by the gingerbread I served this with. Definitely needs a little je-ne-sais-quoi to boost the flavour. Read More
(5)
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I was surprised that a recipe so simple could taste so good! A nice change of pace from more traditional spreads. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2008
This was a decent recipe. It was something new for me to shred pears (I used a box grater for the first time too). I don't know pears very well and I used d'Anjou pears if it matters. I microwaved this for a total of 8 minutes before I tried it. I'm not sure what kind of consistency I was supposed to look for - it certainly wasn't jam-like and the "shreds" were still pretty noticeable. Maybe I should have cooked it even longer in order to transform the consistency. Anyhow I tried this on both cake (a pretty plain vanilla ring cake with a little glaze) and on ice cream (French vanilla). It was a pretty tasty accompaniment for both (especially when warmed up and put on the ice cream) but nothing spectacular. But I think I'll still make this again since I have more crystallized ginger I want to use up. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2006
I felt this spread was okay but nothing fantastic. The spread came out very sweet and surprisingly bland and it was completely overpowered by the gingerbread I served this with. Definitely needs a little je-ne-sais-quoi to boost the flavour. Read More
(5)
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