Spiced Pears with Caramel Sauce
Serves 6 and is quick :o)
6 medium pears, stems attached
5 cups water
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup sugar
4 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
1/2 medium lemon
6 tblspn. fat-free caramel apple dip
dash of ground cloves
Core pears from bottom, leaving stems intact. Peel; pears.
cut 1/4 in. from bottom to level if necessary. In a large saucepan, combine the next 5 ingredients. Squeeze juice from lemon ; add juice and lemon to pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Add pears; poach, uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Re-move from the heat; cool pears in liquid.
In a micro-safe bowl, combine caramel dip and ground cloves. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 20 seconds ; stir. Cook 20 seconds longer or until heated through.
To serve, drain pears and pat dry;Drizzle with caramel sauce.
Calaries are 174. :o) hugs