Orange Liqueur Pears
- Ready In:
- 4 firm pears
- 250 ml orange juice
- 125 ml water
- 125 ml dry white wine
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 2 strips orange rind
- 125 ml orange liqueur (Grand Marnier for example)
- Peel the pears but leave the stem intact.
- Trim the base so they stand upright.
- I take a teaspoon and take out some of the core too, as it allows the syrup to get right up inside.
- In a saucepan combine the juice, water, sugar, rind and wine.
- Stir over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved then add the pears and simmer for 20 minutes or until the pears are tender.
- Baste with the syrup from time to time.
- Remove the pears and increase the heat under the pan.
- Reduce until the syrup has reached a more sticky saucy consistency.
- Pour this syrup over the pears and allow them to cool then add the orange liqueur.
- When cold remove the orange rind and serve with a little of the syrup spooned over.
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Loved the pears and the sauce is wonderful! True, there is a lot of sauce but it would impossible to poach the pears w/o lots of liquid. A very nice lighter type dessert. I, also, used Cointreau and it is perfect compliment to the orange flavors. I simmered the pears longer than 20 minutes more like 30. I did sprinkle a wee bit of cinnamon on-couldn't resist-love cinnamon1 Jan, thank you for sharing. Made for the Dessert Event.
I tried this for Thanks Giving. And the flavors were wonderful. I let it cook for longer as well. The only thing was, that I thought that the syrup would be thicker. Mine turned out like juice, but the pears were fantastic. Everyone kept raving about them all night. If I were to do it again, I would keep the juice and make more the next day, or maybe add it to some chicken and rice. Because I did have a lot of juice left over. I had doubled the recipe, because we had 10 people. But I think that it might have turned out just fine to use the regular recipe for 4 for the 10. Because I did have a ton of juice left over. I will know next time, and just have more pears, or to not double it. :) It was worth experimenting with, because I had compliments from all my guest all night!!! Thanks you for sharing.