TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 medium pears
  • 1/2 cup ginger ale
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Core pears from bottom, leaving stems intact. Peel pears; cut in half vertically. Cut 1/4 in. from bottoms to level if necessary. Place in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  2. Place ginger ale and honey in a small saucepan. Cook and stir until combined; spoon over pears. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until tender, basting occasionally.
  3. With a slotted spoon, remove pears to individual serving dishes. Transfer pan juices to a small saucepan; stir in ginger. Cook and stir over medium heat 5-8 minutes or until heated through. Spoon over pears; sprinkle with pecans. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Ginger-Poached Pears in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2015, p144

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