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Poached Orange Pears

 Poached Orange Pears
“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.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Using a slotted spoon, place each pear half in a dessert dish.
  • Garnish with raspberries. Drizzle with poaching liquid. Yield: 8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 138 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein.