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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Ginger-Spiced Pears



Tangy ginger gives a kick to poached pears.

Easy Ginger Pears

Pears with lemon and ginger combine to make a delicately flavored dessert.

Easy Ginger Pears

Easy Ginger-Pears


5 hard pears      
3 cups water
7 cups sugar
½ cup chopped preserved ginger
3 lemons juice and rind


Pare and core the pears. Dice or cut into thin slices. Add water and cook until tender. Add the sugar, ginger, the lemon juice and grated rind. Simmer mixture until thick and pears are transparent. Pour into sterilized jars and seal. Serve together with grilled meats.

Growing pears in Africa

Pears are one of the most important deciduous fruits grown in South Africa. Over 3000 cultivars of the pear are known, South Africa’s main pear cultivars are Packham’s Triumph, Williams Bon Chretien, Forelle and Abate Fetel. South Africa’s main pear producing areas in the Western Cape are Ceres, Groenland, Wolseley/Tulbagh and Langkloof East in the Eastern Cape. The Western Cape Province account for more than half of all the pears produced in South Africa.

Ginger Pears

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