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Italian Pears with White Wine Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mary Cave
Added: Friday, September 29, 2006

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
6 Bosc or Anjou pears (not too ripe)
1 1/2 c. dry white wine
1/2 c. water
3/4 c. sugar
2 strips lemon zest, about 2 inches long each
1 vanilla bean

Directions:
Directions:
With a demitasse spoon, melon baller or knife, working from the bottom of the pears, scoup out the core and seeds.

In a saucepan large enough to hold all of the pears upright, bring the wine, water, sugar, lemon zest and vanilla bean to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Add the pears and reduce the heat to low. Cover the pan and cook for 20 minutes, turning the pears once until they are tender throughout when pierced with a small knife.

Transfer the pears to a serving dish. Turn the heat under the pan to medium-high and cook the syrup until thickened and golden, about 10 minutes.

Pour the syrup over the pears. Let cool slightly, then cover and chill before serving.

 

 

 

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