Gingerbread Pear Trifle Recipe

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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 tsp. ground ginger, the cloves, and 1/2 tsp. salt. In a large bowl, whisk 3/4 cup granulated sugar with 1 egg until thick and pale. Stir in applesauce, molasses, 1 tbsp. fresh ginger, oil, and 1/4 cup hot water. Stir in flour mixture. 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.
  2. Cook pears: Melt 2 tbsp. butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add pears. Cook, stirring, until soft, 7 minutes. Stir in brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. ground ginger, and 1/4 tsp. salt.
  3. Make custard: In a pan over medium heat, whisk half-and-half, 3 eggs, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, cornstarch, and 1/4 tsp. salt until thickened, 10 minutes. Take off heat; stir in vanilla and 2 tbsp. butter.
  4. Whip cream: In a large bowl, beat cream, powdered sugar, and remaining 1/2 tsp. fresh ginger until soft peaks form.
  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.
  6. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 6136.46 Kcal (25692 kJ)
Calories from fat 2347.1 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 260.79g 401%
Cholesterol 1254.37mg 418%
Sodium 12236.4mg 510%
Potassium 5152.84mg 110%
Total Carbs 874.67g 292%
Sugars 428.52g 1714%
Dietary Fiber 41.19g 165%
Protein 82.7g 165%
Vitamin C 28.2mg 47%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 19%
Iron 27.3mg 151%
Calcium 2014.7mg 201%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 231.36 Kcal (969 kJ)
Calories from fat 88.49 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.83g 401%
Cholesterol 47.29mg 418%
Sodium 461.34mg 510%
Potassium 194.27mg 110%
Total Carbs 32.98g 292%
Sugars 16.16g 1714%
Dietary Fiber 1.55g 165%
Protein 3.12g 165%
Vitamin C 1.1mg 47%
Iron 1mg 151%
Calcium 76mg 201%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 143.7
  • 166

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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