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    Pears Poached in Peppered Port

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    35 mins

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    20 mins

    Mikekey's Note:

    A light dessert with a spicy flavor. Cook time does not include chill time. From Cooking Light.

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    1. 1
      Combine first 7 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil.
    2. 2
      Add pear halves; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes or until tender.
    3. 3
      Remove pear halves with a slotted spoon, and place in a large shallow bowl. Cover and chill.
    4. 4
      Bring wine mixture to a boil, and cook 8 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup.
    5. 5
      Pour wine mixture through fine mesh sieve into a small bowl; discard spices and lemon. Cover and chill.
    6. 6
      Place 2 pear halves in each of 4 dessert dishes; top with sauce. Garnish with mint sprigs.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 21, 2012


      Fantastic! Love the black pepper and used orange zest instead of lemon.

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    • on November 11, 2011


      I had 4 pears perfect for this recipe! They came out beautiful tender but not too much.
      I couldn't expect better.
      I quite forgot the mint, but I think that the recipe would be good as well without next time. The winter is coming and my mint will be finished in some days!
      Thanks a lot for posting this delicious, beautiful, tasty and fascinating reipce!

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    • on May 25, 2009


      Gorgeous recipe! The peppercorns and cloves give a lovely tang to the sweetness of the port. I found that the pears needed 15 minutes to cook - maybe mine were a little unripe to start. I served this beautiful dessert after a curry dinner, and it was a lovely light finish. I served it with pecan mascarpone, which added another texture. Will definitely use this receipt again - thank you!! Tricia in Oz

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    Nutritional Facts for Pears Poached in Peppered Port

    Serving Size: 1 (374 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 445.3
    Calories from Fat 6
    Total Fat 0.7 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 24.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 66.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.5 g
    Sugars 43.8 g
    Protein 1.2 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    lemon rind

    fresh mint

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