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Pears in Spiced Raisin Sauce

 Pears in Spiced Raisin Sauce
Because it's so easy to make, we enjoy this dessert often. I usually make extra, as it keeps well, and we don't mind good-tasting leftovers. -Davida Nicholson, Washington, Iowa
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced pears
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • Vanilla ice cream

Directions

  • Drain pears, reserving 1/4 cup juice (discarding remaining juice or
  • save for another use); set the pears aside. In a saucepan, combine
  • raisins and reserved juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and
  • simmer for 5 minutes.
  • In a bowl, combine the cornstarch, cinnamon, salt if desired and
  • ginger; stir in orange juice until smooth. Add to raisin mixture.
  • Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Reduce heat. Add pears; cook and stir until heated through. Serve
  • over ice cream. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 143 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 11 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.