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    Pears Poached in Mead

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    1 hrs 10 mins

    25 mins

    45 mins

    Jostlori's Note:

    Found recipe in Irish Abroad which says: Pears are often poached in red wine or port, which adds both color and flavor, but I find them even sweeter when the poaching liquid is made with Bunratty Mead. The silky cheese accompaniment - a blend of Irish blue cheese and Italian mascarpone, a soft, triple-cream cheese - is a luxurious addition. Can't wait to try this. Posted for ZWT8 Ireland.

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    1. 1
      In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring the mead, sugar, water, cinnamon sticks, and orange zest to a boil. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is syrupy.
    2. 2
      Reduce the heat to low, add the pears, and simmer, covered, for 25 to 35 minutes, or until the pears are tender. Turn the pears with tongs 2 or 3 times during cooking.
    3. 3
      Remove from the heat and let the pears let cool in the poaching liquid.
    4. 4
      Strain the liquid.
    5. 5
      In a small bowl, whisk together the mascarpone and blue cheese until blended.
    6. 6
      To serve, stand a pear in the center of each of 6 dessert plates, spoon some syrup over them, and place a dollop of the cheese mixture next to each.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pears Poached in Mead

    Serving Size: 1 (242 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 266.8
    Calories from Fat 50
    Total Fat 5.6 g
    Saturated Fat 3.5 g
    Cholesterol 14.2 mg
    Sodium 266.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 52.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.5 g
    Sugars 42.4 g
    Protein 4.7 g

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