Cinnamon Poached Pears

A sweet wine mixture flavors the pears as they poach, making them perfect for a light dessert.

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Makes:
8 servings
Prep:
20 mins
Chill:
2 hrs to 24 hrs
Cook:
15 mins
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Cinnamon Poached Pears

Ingredients
8
small to medium pears (about 3 lbs. total)
1
750 milliliter bottle dry white wine or 3 cups apple juice
2
cups water
1
cup sugar
1
2-inch piece peeled fresh ginger, cut into strips
3
inches stick cinnamon, broken

Directions

  1. Peel pears, leaving stems intact. Cut a thin slice from the bottom of each pear so pears stand up. If desired, use a melon baller to remove the core through the bottom of each pear.
  2. Meanwhile, in a 4-quart Dutch oven combine the wine, water, sugar, ginger, and cinnamon. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat until gently boiling, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar. Add the pears. Return liquid just to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 15 minutes or until pears are just tender. Remove from heat and cool pears slightly in syrup. Transfer to a very large bowl. Cover and chill 2 to 24 hours. Drain pears to serve. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Cinnamon Poached Pears)
    Per serving:
  • 233 kcal cal.,
  • 1 g fat
  • 7 mg sodium,
  • 44 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 38 g sugar,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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