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Poached Pears

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

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.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving417
Total Fat0.3g0.5%
Sugar58gN/A
Protein1g2%
Carbs73g24%
Vitamin A2µgN/A
Vitamin B60.2mg8.4%
Vitamin C16mg26%
Vitamin E0.3mg1.3%
Vitamin K8µg11%
Calcium48mg5%
Fiber7g26%
Folate (food)17µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)17µg4%
Iron1mg7%
Magnesium37mg9%
Monounsaturated0.2gN/A
Niacin (B3)0.6mg3.2%
Phosphorus63mg9%
Polyunsaturated0.2gN/A
Potassium428mg12%
Riboflavin (B2)0.1mg6.1%
Sodium19mg1%
Sugars, added37gN/A
Zinc0.5mg3.2%