Gingerbread Pear Trifle Recipe

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Gingerbread Pear Trifle
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  1. Make gingerbread: Preheat oven to 350°. Butter an 8- by 8-in. baking pan. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, 1 teaspoons ground ginger, the cloves, and 1/2 teaspoons salt. In a large bowl, whisk 3/4 cup granulated sugar with 1 egg until thick and pale.
  2. Stir in applesauce, molasses, 1 tablespoons fresh ginger, oil, and 1/4 cup hot water. Stir in flour mixture.
  3. Pour into pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes; turn out onto rack and let cool. Cut into 1-in. cubes.
  4. Cook pears: Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add pears. Cook, stirring, until soft, 7 minutes.
  5. Stir in brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger, and 1/4 teaspoons salt.
  6. Make custard: In a pan over medium heat, whisk half-and-half, 3 eggs, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, cornstarch, and 1/4 teaspoons salt until thickened, 10 minutes. Take off heat; stir in vanilla and 2 tablespoons butter.
  7. Whip cream: In a large bowl, beat cream, powdered sugar, and remaining 1/2 teaspoons fresh ginger until soft peaks form.
  8. 5. Assemble trifle: Put half the gingerbread cubes in a trifle dish or glass bowl. Sprinkle with half the brandy. Spoon half the pears and liquid over gingerbread. Pour half the custard over pears. Top with half the whipped cream and half the crystallized ginger. Repeat layers. Serve immediately, or cover and chill up to 1 day.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 383.83 Kcal (1607 kJ)
Calories from fat 146.73 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.3g 25%
Cholesterol 78.4mg 26%
Sodium 764.82mg 32%
Potassium 323.61mg 7%
Total Carbs 54.73g 18%
Sugars 26.79g 107%
Dietary Fiber 2.58g 10%
Protein 5.18g 10%
Vitamin C 1.8mg 3%
Iron 1.7mg 9%
Calcium 126mg 13%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 231.02 Kcal (967 kJ)
Calories from fat 88.31 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.81g 25%
Cholesterol 47.19mg 26%
Sodium 460.33mg 32%
Potassium 194.77mg 7%
Total Carbs 32.94g 18%
Sugars 16.12g 107%
Dietary Fiber 1.55g 10%
Protein 3.12g 10%
Vitamin C 1.1mg 3%
Iron 1mg 9%
Calcium 75.8mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.5
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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