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Pears Poached in Wine

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Recipe

Wine gives a great depth of flavor to cooked fruit. Good with low-fat yogurt for a low-fat dessert, or with whipped cream or ice cream if you want something more indulgent.

Yield: Makes 4 servings

Prep time: <Br>
Cooking time: 30 Mins

Ingredients

  • 4 firm ripe pears
  • 1 cup hearty red wine
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • One 3 in (7.5cm) cinnamon stick
  • ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 4 whole cloves

Directions

1. Peel the pears, leaving the stems attached. Cut a small slice from the bottom of each so that the pears will stand up.

2. Stir the wine, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a large saucepan over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Add the pears to the saucepan and cover.

3. Simmer, frequently turning and basting the pears, for 20 minutes, or until the pears are tender.

4. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the pears to a deep serving dish. Discard the cinnamon stick and cloves. Boil until the wine mixture is syrupy and reduced by about one-third. Pour the syrup over the pears.

5. Serve warm or let cool in the syrup and refrigerate until chilled.

Variation: Pears in White Wine

Substitute white wine or cider for the red wine, and the result will be paler and more golden in color. Choose a sweet white wine or cider.

Notes

Prepare ahead: The pears can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.


© 2008 Dorling Kindersley
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

207kcal (10%)
33mg (3%)
9mg (15%)
2mcg RAE (0%)
310mg
21mg
1g
31g
6g
43g
0mg (0%)
8mg (0%)
0g (0%)
0g (0%)
1mg (4%)
 

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