Poached Pears

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This recipe is extremely simple, yet elegant. This alternative to rich, unhealthy desserts will satisfy your sweet tooth,...
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This recipe is extremely simple, yet elegant. This alternative to rich, unhealthy desserts will satisfy your sweet tooth, but leave you feeling light.

417
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle wine
  • 3 Cups water
  • 3/4 Cups sugar
  • Zest from one lemon
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ripe, but firm pears (not Bosc), peeled but with stems intact, cut in half lengthwise and cored.

Directions

In a saucepan, combine wine, water, sugar, lemon zest, cinnamon stick, and vanilla.

Bring to a boil over high heat, then immediately reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.

Add the pears, return to a simmer and cook, partially covered, just until pears are easily

pierced with a sharp knife. This usually takes 8 to 15 minutes.

Remove the pears from the liquid and allow them to cool on a plate. If you prefer them cold, chill for at least an hour.

Pear Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Pear Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
0.3g
0.5%
Sugar
58g
N/A
Protein
1g
2%
Carbs
73g
24%
Vitamin A
2µg
N/A
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
8.4%
Vitamin C
16mg
26%
Vitamin E
0.3mg
1.3%
Vitamin K
8µg
11%
Calcium
48mg
5%
Fiber
7g
26%
Folate (food)
17µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
17µg
4%
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
37mg
9%
Monounsaturated
0.2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.6mg
3.2%
Phosphorus
63mg
9%
Polyunsaturated
0.2g
N/A
Potassium
428mg
12%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
6.1%
Sodium
19mg
1%
Sugars, added
37g
N/A
Zinc
0.5mg
3.2%