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Poached Pears in Port Wine

5
5
5
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
57 min
Prep
12 min
Cook
45 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
An elegant way to finish a meal, these spicy pear are simple to make. Use a firm pear, like Bosc.

Ingredients

Cinnamon stick(s)

1 average

Orange(s)

1 medium, juice and zest julienne

Lemon(s)

1 medium, juice and zest julienne

Mineral water

¾ fl oz

Sugar

6½ tbsp(s), (turbinado)

Pear(s)

6 small, peeled with ¼

Dry dessert wine

5 fl oz

Instructions

  1. Combine cinnamon stick, orange juice and zest, lemon juice and zest, water and sugar in a 4 to 6 quart pot (big enough to fit six pears), and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.
  2. Stand prepared pears in the syrup and add the port wine. On a low heat, bring pears to a simmer and cover. Cook for approximately 35 minutes until pears are tender but not mushy. Remove pears with a slotted spoon. Turn the heat up to medium-high and boil sauce until it is reduced by about 50%, about 5 minutes. Pour sauce over pears and cool.