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Perfectly Poached Pears Recipe

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Ann Renli


1/2 c sugar
1 large orange peel
8-10 whole cloves
1 stick cinnamon
2 c red wine
1/2 c water or orange juice
2 t vanilla
1/2 c raspberries
Star anise
3-6 Bosc pears (Anjou)

Place all ingredients in sauce pan except for pears. Make sure pan is large enough for all pears to fit snugly, allowing room to bring pan at an angle. Bring red wine to a simmer while stirring to dissolve sugar. When wine comes to a simmer, strain the red wine liquid removing fruit, seeds and any pulp. Keep the cloves, cinnamon and orange peel.
Peel pears when ready to submerge and immediately lower into poaching liquid. Let pears poach for 20-25 minutes on medium low heat. Rotate pears every 5 minutes to cover all sides. Allow to cool in liquid and place in refrigerator container, continuing to rotate on all sides.
Before serving, remove pears from liquid and reduce liquid to a syrup. Serve pears, adding a lil syrup over top of pears and adding a dollop of whipped cream or mascarpone. Enjoy!




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