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