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Poached Pears with Vanilla

The Sea Fire Grill

A delightful, warm dessert for fall.

4
Servings
425
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 1 (750-ml) bottle – white wine, preferably riesling or viognier
  • 1 Cup water
  • 3/4 Cups vanilla sugar,
  • 1 whole - vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • 4 - firm Bartlett, Anjou, or Bosc pears, peeled, leaving the stem intact

Directions

Place the white wine, water, sugar, vanilla bean, and pulp into a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.

Core the pears from the bottom. 

Decrease the heat to medium-low and place the pears into the liquid, cover, and cook for 30 minutes or until the pears are tender but not falling apart. Maintain a gentle simmer. Remove the pears to a serving dish, standing them upright, and place in the refrigerator.

Remove the vanilla bean from the saucepan, increase the heat to high and reduce the syrup to approximately 1 cup of liquid, approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Do not allow the syrup to turn brown. Place the syrup in a heatproof container and place in the refrigerator until cool, approximately 1 hour.

Remove the pears from the refrigerator, spoon the sauce over the pears, and serve.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving425
Total Fat0.2g0.3%
Sugar57gN/A
Protein0.8g1.6%
Carbs75g25%
Vitamin A2µgN/A
Vitamin C5mg9%
Vitamin E0.2mg1.1%
Vitamin K10µg12%
Calcium21mg2%
Fiber6g23%
Folate (food)13µgN/A
Iron0.3mg1.7%
Magnesium14mg3%
Niacin (B3)0.3mg1.5%
Phosphorus26mg4%
Potassium233mg7%
Sodium5mgN/A
Sugars, added37gN/A
Zinc0.3mg1.7%