cup sweet white wine, such as Sauternes or Riesling
whole star anise
firm, ripe pears, peeled, halved lengthwise, and cored
- 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.
- 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