Poached Pears

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 318 calories
    • Calories 0 calories from fat
    • Fat 0 g
    • Sat Fat 0 g
    • Cholesterol 0 mg
    • Sodium 8 mg
    • Protein 1 g
    • Carbohydrate 66 g
    • Sugar 55 g
    • Fiber 4 g

Ingredients

  1. Check 1/2 bottle (1 1/2 cups) red wine
  2. Check 1 lemon
  3. Check 1 navel orange, quartered
  4. Check 3/4cup sugar
  5. Check 1/2 vanilla bean, split, or 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. Check 1 cinnamon stick
  7. Check 5 cloves
  8. Check 4 small ripe pears (any variety), peeled

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, off the heat, combine the wine, the juice from the lemon and orange, 1 of the squeezed orange quarters, the sugar, vanilla, cinnamon stick, and cloves. 
  2. Add the pears and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, turning the pears occasionally, until they're easily pierced with the tip of a knife, about 25 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the pears to individual plates.
  3. Remove and discard the orange quarter and spices. Return the liquid to a simmer and cook until syrupy and reduced by two-thirds, about 15 minutes, depending on size of pan. Spoon the sauce over the pears.