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Gingerbread with Pears
© David De Vleeschauwer

Gingerbread with Pears

  • SERVINGS: 12
  1. 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  3. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  4. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  7. 1 large egg
  8. 1 large egg white
  9. 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  10. 1 cup unsulphured molasses
  11. 1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk or plain nonfat yogurt
  12. 1/4 cup canola oil
  13. 1 ripe Bartlett pear—peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°. Spray a 9-by-2-inch baking pan with vegetable oil cooking spray. In a bowl, whisk the flour with the ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and cloves.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat the egg and egg white with the brown sugar until creamy. Beat in the molasses, buttermilk and oil. Pour the mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until blended. Fold in the pear.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the gingerbread comes out clean. Transfer to a rack to cool before serving.
Notes One Serving Calories 261 kcal, Total Fat 5.4 gm, Saturated Fat 0.6 gm, Protein 4 gm, Carbohydrates 50 gm.