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White Wine–Poached Pears

Total Time
50 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
45 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
You can also poach the pears in red wine, which gives the pears a pretty pink hue.
Ingredients

water

4 cup(s)

white wine

1 cup(s)

sugar

1 cup(s)

lemon(s)

1 medium, zested, removed in strips with a vegetable peeler

lemon juice canned or bottled

1 Tbsp

pear(s)

4 large, Bartlett or Bosc pears, peeled, halved, and cored

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients except the pears in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat; boil 10 minutes.
  2. Add the pears to the saucepan. Reduce the heat and gently simmer, covered, until the pears are tender when pierced with a fork, about 15 minutes. With a slotted spoon, carefully transfer the pears to a large shallow bowl.
  3. Bring the poaching liquid to a boil over high heat; boil until reduced to about 2 cups, about 15 minutes. Discard the zest, if desired. Pour the poaching liquid over the pears and refrigerate until cool before serving. Yields 1⁄2 pear and 1⁄4 cup syrup per serving.

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