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Poached Orange Pears Recipe

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“These pears are very simple to prepare, but so elegant,” assures Edna Lee of Greeley, Colorado. “I love to serve them when fresh raspberries are in season. They make a beautiful presentation for special occasions and are always well liked by both young and old.” TIP: “I've occasionally used home-canned pear halves and no one ever knows the difference,” Edna says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 4 large pears, peeled and halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 138 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein .

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring the orange juice, brown sugar and cinnamon stick to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Add pears; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender but firm.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, place each pear half in a dessert dish. Garnish with raspberries. Drizzle with poaching liquid. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Poached Orange Pears in Quick Cooking September/October 2005, p10


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