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    Poached Pears in Sauternes

    Poached Pears in Sauternes. Photo by CookRachacha

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    30 mins

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    Sackville's Note:

    When pears are in season this is a reasonably simple but perfectly delectable dessert to make.

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    1. 1
      Using a small, sharp knife, score a zigzag pattern in the skin around the top of each pear, working downwards from the stalk.
    2. 2
      Leaving the zigzag skin at the top in place, peel the rest of each pear very thinly so as to preserve their shape.
    3. 3
      Remove the core from the base, using a corer or a small melon baller.
    4. 4
      Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan big enough to hold everything, including the pears.
    5. 5
      Set over a medium heat until the liquid comes to the boil, then reduce the heat so that it is barely simmering.
    6. 6
      The cooking time will vary according to the ripeness of the pears.
    7. 7
      Very ripe pears will only take 5 minutes; much less ripe fruit will need up to 15 minutes.
    8. 8
      As soon as they are ready, turn off the heat.
    9. 9
      Transfer the pears with their poaching syrup to a bowl and leave at room temperature until needed.
    10. 10
      Serve one or two pears on each plate with a little orange zest and some syrup.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 18, 2006


      These were delicious, but my pears weren't as soft as I expected them to be. I'm guessing that had to do with the ripeness of my pears, so next time I will just simmer them a few minutes longer. Enjoy the pic!

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    Nutritional Facts for Poached Pears in Sauternes

    Serving Size: 1 (439 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 307.9
    Calories from Fat 3
    Total Fat 0.3 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 7.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 80.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.3 g
    Sugars 63.0 g
    Protein 1.3 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    Sauternes wine

    vanilla pod


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