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Being Good and Loving It With Poached Pears


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Sometimes I behave. Sometimes I don’t. When I am being good, poached pears taste like a beautiful sweet gift from G-d. A light, pleasant, end to a meal — elegant enough to serve on Shabbos easy enough to prepare in about 20 minutes.

Growing up compote was a staple at my grandparents home – served both as a side to the main or as a sweet dessert. I like to think of my Orange Ginger Poached Pears as a dressed up version of the fruit stew I grew up with.

Now if you can’t get your cute little hands on a 2-inch piece of fresh ginger you can either omit it or sub in ground ginger. Use about 2 teaspoons and cook it for a few seconds in a little bit of oil first to help release the flavors and prevent that powdery taste. Then add orange juice, water, sugar, and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer before adding your pears.

Try this recipe for Orange Ginger Poached Pears and let me know in the comments, what you eat when you’re being good.

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About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




9 Responses to Being Good and Loving It With Poached Pears


  2. avatar says: estherz

    I can’t seem to find the actual recipe for the pears?

  3. avatar says: Brocha P

    I can’t find the recipe for the pears either.

  4. RIce nice and healthy recipe. Love the combination of orange and ginger.

  5. I’m always making red wine poached pears and could use a change. Can’t wait to try this!

  6. This sounds amazing! I love poached pairs, and the fresh ginger sounds amazing.

  7. Looks and sounds great! I love the additional orange and ginger. Never tried it that way :)

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