Champagne-Poached Pears

Champagne-Poached Pears Recipe
For an elegant presentation, serve individually in teacups.


Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Nutritional Information

Calories 170
Caloriesfromfat 5 %
Fat 1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 1.5 g
Carbohydrate 38 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.7 mg
Sodium 2 mg
Calcium 34 mg


8 Bosc or Bartlett pears
1 (750-milliliter) bottle champagne or sparkling wine
1/2 gallon orange juice
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
5 whole cloves
Garnish: orange and lemon rind strips


Peel and core pears, leaving stems intact. Cut a thin slice from bottom of each pear, forming a base for pears to stand on.

Place pears upright in a Dutch oven, and pour champagne and orange juice over pears. Add cinnamon stick and whole cloves. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes or until pears are tender. Serve pears warm. Garnish, if desired.

December 2001
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