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Red-Wine Poached Pears

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Ingredients

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500 ml Wine dry red
6 pcs Pear medium-sized, hard
200 g Sugar white
juice 1/2 Lemon
6 pcs Clove
2 sticks Cinnamon
2 pcs Star anis
pinch of Nutmeg
1 tbsp Potato starch for sauce

Red-Wine Poached Pears

Features:
  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Cuisine:
  • 55
  • Serves 6
  • Medium

Ingredients

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Red-Wine Poached Pears — is a most subtle dessert. So light, refreshing and delightful – it is perfectly concludes a festive or a family meal.

Poached in spiced red wine syrup pears are fragrant, tender and deep red in color. Wine liquid is boiled to syrup to serve with pears.

Dessert should chill in the fridge overnight to impregnate with fragrances.

Serve chilled with ice cream of whipped cream.

Can be kept refrigerated and made ahead.

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Steps

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PREPARING WINE SYRUP

In a saucepan large enough to hold the pears, add wine, sugar, spices and lemon juice. Bring to a boil.

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POACHING PEARS

Peel the pears, leaving stem and core intact. Place the pears in the wine and simmer uncovered for 45 min. If the pears are not fully covered in the wine you will have to turn them occasionally. Check for doneness with a fork - you want the pears to be tender but still firm.
Gently remove the pears from the liquid and arrange on a plate to let them chill.

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PREPARING WINE SYRUP

Meanwhile, strain the wine liquid through a cloth to get rid if spices. Pour about 50 ml to a cold mug, chill, add starch and stir until dissolved. Add to the rest of the liquid, stir and bring to a boil. Let boil for 30-60 sec until thickened. Remove from heat, cover and let chill.

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In a deep ceramic of glass container, place the pears and cover them with the syrup. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

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SERVING

Serve cool drizzled with the syrup. The dessert can be also served with whipped cream of ice cream, or topped with chocolate drizzle or grated chocolate.

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STORING

Can be kept refrigerated for up to 3-4 days.

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