Poached Pears

Poached Pears
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Ingredients

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.
By May, 2007

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 318Calories From Fat 0%
  • Fat 0g
  • Sat Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 8mg
  • Carbohydrate 66g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugar 55g
  • Protein 1g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Pear
Pears not quite ripe? Poaching in wine renders them juicy and tender. For extra drama, serve this dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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