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Poached Pears in Sauternes

Poached Pears in Sauternes created by CookRachacha

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

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30mins
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directions

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