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

Comments 5 comments

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seohowto 8 years ago from Bay Area, CA

G-ma, that's not fair: I am on a diet::))

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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

oh dear..the fresh fruit is good...and the fat-free caramel is ok...and is good for you sweetie? you can  have it on a special day>  yes?  Thanks for the comment ..G-Ma :o) hugs

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Isabella Snow 8 years ago

G-Ma, you should be a gourmet chef somewhere!

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MrMarmalade 8 years ago from Sydney

It is just as well that I am not on the same diet as seohowto, which means I can eat her share as well.


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Well thank you Isabella...you are a dear :o) hugs

And Frank go ahead and eat hers...but she's gonna be sorry..if she likes pears?

Love you both....G-Ma :o) hugs

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