Have you noticed how our bodies adjust to the seasons? Or lack of them. I am sure you have. Once hot days hit the land here I shift from yeasted cakes, coffee cakes, heavy chocolate baked goods, cream pasta sauces to something lighter, fruitier and more refreshing. I am really happy with this change while it lasts because I will tell you up-front – this effect doesn’t last very long. Sooner or later my sweet tooth will bother me again and then I will quickly shift back to my favorites.
But in the meantime I want to share this recipe with you. It is good for summer drink, but also can serve as dessert. Recipe calls for 1/4 to 1/2 cup of sugar, however you will have plenty of sweetness with 1/4 of cup. It is wonderfully refreshing when served cold, and fruits seem the best part of it. Just sitting there, at the bottom of the glass.
- ~3 cups of water
- 3 pears (apples can be used instead)
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup sugar
- In a pot: mix water with sugar and bring to boil.
- In the meantime peel and core pears, cut them in smaller pieces.
- Add fruit to boiling syrup.
- Cook for additional 3 to 5 minutes, until pears are tender.
- Serve cold. Enjoy!
Yield: ~3-4 cups
Nutritional Info: Cal 149, Prot 1g, Carb 39g, Fat 0g, Fiber 5.4g