December is “Pear Month” and we are celebrating a fruit that is considered a cousin to the popular apple. The following recipe was promoted as a side dish for breakfast which would be great served with scrambled eggs and toast. You can also serve as a dessert for dinner or supper. Serve it warm or chill it and serve with a dollop of whipped topping or a scoop of ice cream.
1 can (16 ounces) pear halves
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
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¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Remember to wash your hands before cooking and to clean your work surface. Make sure there is an adult in the kitchen before preparing the recipe.
1. Drain pears, reserving syrup; set the pears aside.
2. In a small saucepan combine the syrup, brown sugar and cinnamon. Bring to a boil.
3. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for five minutes stirring frequently.
4. Add pears and simmer for about five minutes more or until heated thoroughly.
Yields 4 servings, 1 serving = 1 cup
Per Serving: 156 calories, trace fat, 13 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber and trace protein.