Ginger-Poached Pears with with Ice Cream and Blueberries

Serve with Steak Sandwich…Knife an Fork Required.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2 firm pears, such as Bosc or Anjou variety, peeled and cut into thin wedges – cut the core away as you work
  • 1 pint French vanilla bean ice cream
  • Ground cinnamon, for garnish
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries


In a saucepan, bring the water, ginger, sugar, and lemon zest to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the pears, and when the pot returns to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low to maintain the simmer. Cook the pears until very soft when pierced with a knife (but not falling apart), about 12 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat. Using a slotted spoon, divide the pears among 4 dessert cups or ice cream dishes.

Add scoops of ice cream to the pears and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon, then tumble some fresh blueberries over each serving.

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