Although you can use any pear variety for this honey-drizzled dessert, choose fruit that is still slightly firm for the best results.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Core pears from bottom, leaving stem intact. Using a channeling knife or paring knife, peel a spiral channel from tip to bottom of fruit, if desired. Slice the bottoms off pears to allow them to stand upright. Stand pears up in the bottom of a large saucepan; add wine and vanilla bean or liquid vanilla.

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  • Bring mixture just to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer pears, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes or until pears are just tender.

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  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer pears to four dessert dishes. Add sugar to liquid in pan; bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 12 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 2/3 cup and is the consistency of a thin sauce. Spoon sauce over pears. Drizzle honey on top. Serve warm or chilled. Garnish sauce on each plate with fresh mint leaves, if desired. Makes 4 servings.

Tips

Prepare pears and syrup. Place in a bowl; cover and chill up to 4 hours. Before serving, spoon pears and syrup into dessert dishes. Drizzle with honey.

Nutrition Facts

247 calories; total fat 1g; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 5mg; carbohydrates 48g; fiber 5g; protein 1g; vitamin aRE; vitamin c 6mg; calcium 20mg; iron 1mg.

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