Poached Pears

Makes:
12 servings
Prep:
5 mins
Cook:
18 mins
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Poached Pears

Ingredients
1
cup sweet white wine, such as Sauternes or Riesling
1
cup water
1/2
cup sugar
3
whole star anise
6
firm, ripe pears, peeled, halved lengthwise, and cored

Directions

  1. Bring wine, water, sugar, and star anise to boiling in a large skillet. Add pears; return to boiling. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 10 to 15 minutes until pears are tender. Remove pears from skillet with a slotted spoon.
  2. Bring liquid in skillet to boiling; cook, uncovered, about 8 minutes or until reduced to 1-1/3 cups. Remove star anise. Makes 12 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

Refrigerate pears and liquid in airtight containers up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

(Poached Pears)
    Per serving:
  • 113 kcal cal.,
  • 2 mg sodium,
  • 23 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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