Sliced Pears in light syrup
1 can (19 oz.) Del Monte® Mandarin Oranges in Light Syrup, FROZEN 24 hours in unopened cans
1 can (14 oz.) Del Monte® Pear Halves or Sliced Pears or Pear Chunks, FROZEN 24 hours in unopened cans
3 Tbsps. fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
¼ cup chopped fresh mint leaves, optional
- Place unopened cans of Mandarin oranges and pears in freezer until solid, about 24 hours.
- Submerge unopened frozen cans in very hot tap water 1 minute. Remove bottom of cans with a can opener. Pour any unfrozen syrup into food processor bowl. Carefully slice frozen fruit cylinder from top to bottom, then cut into 2-inch chunks. Transfer chunks to bowl of food processor with lime juice and ginger.
- Process until smooth. Stir in mint, if desired. Serve immediately or refreeze.
VARIATION: To make Mandarin-Pear Ice, combine room temperature Mandarin oranges and pears with syrup, lime juice and ginger in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into a 9-inch metal pie pan or loaf pan; freeze 24 hours. Scrape surface of frozen fruit puree with a fork to create ice flakes; sprinkle equal amounts of the mint over each serving, if desired. Serve immediately.