Poached Pears with Raspberry Sauce Recipe
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Poached Pears with Raspberry Sauce Recipe

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This elegant dessert for two has a wonderful vanilla flavoring that is very satisfying. With an extremely simple raspberry sauce adding a dash of bright color, it is very impressive. —Dawn Bryant, Thedford, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup white wine or white cranberry juice
  • 2 medium pears, peeled and halved
  • 3 tablespoons seedless raspberry spreadable fruit
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fresh raspberries and mint leaves, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 224 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 5g fiber), 1g protein .

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the water, sugar and wine to a boil. Reduce heat; carefully add pears. Cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until tender. Remove pears and reserve cooking liquid.
  2. In a small bowl, combine spreadable fruit and vanilla. Stir in enough cooking liquid to form a sauce consistency. Cover and refrigerate sauce and pears separately until chilled.
  3. Remove sauce from the refrigerator 15 minutes before serving. Place two pear halves on each dessert plate; top with sauce. Garnish with raspberries and mint if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Poached Pears with Raspberry Sauce in Reminisce December/January 2008, p50

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.


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villanova User ID: 2025045 176014
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2010

"Tastes ok but if very sweet."

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tkarinas User ID: 4389335 140651
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2010

"Pears are not my favourite food but they are my second son's. He loves this recipe and I'm keeping it for him."

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