Asian Pears with Ginger-Maple Syrup

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 4 7-ounce chilled Asian pears
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons whiskey or brandy
  • + 3 more ingredients
    • 1 cup pure maple syrup
    • 1 tablespoon matchstick-size pieces peeled fresh ginger
    • ¼ cup water

1. Combine 1/4 cup water and fresh ginger in heavy medium saucepan. Cover; simmer until ginger is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in syrup, whiskey, lemon juice, lemon peel and nutmeg. Simmer 10 minutes to blend flavors, stirring occasionally. (Can be made 2 days ahead. Cover; chill. Bring to simme...

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