Simmering pears in pear nectar (available in the natural-foods section of supermarkets) and then reducing the puree until thickened produces an exceptionally rich-tasting spread that contains no added fat or sugar. It is a great item to have on hand; spread it on toast or layer it with vanilla yogurt and top with nuts for a quick dessert or snack. If you have a good supply of pears, feel free to double the recipe, using a large saucepan.
Season: Spring, Fall, Winter
Type os dish: Sauces & Gravies, Breakfast & Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Diets: Heart Healthy, Low Calorie, Low Cholesterol, Low Saturated Fat