Pears in Black Cherry Juice
8 cups black cherry juice
1/4 cup fresh ginger,
peeled and cut into matchsticks or grate
1 Tablespoon ginger
and press out into
6 Tablespoons kuzu
diluted in 6 Tablespoons cold water
6 sprigs mint
Cover and simmer until pears are soft but not mushy.
Pierce with a toothpick to see if they are done.
Remove pears from pot and place on a serving platter or on individual plates.
Add dissolved kuzu to simmering juice and stir until thickened.
Pour 1 cup of the sauce over each pear and garnish with a mint sprig.