Poached Anjou Pears with pecan-crusted goat cheese
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- 6 1/2 cup(s) Sauvignon Blanc
- 2 cup(s) water
- 1 cup(s) honey
- 1/4 cup(s) fresh ginger sliced
- 3 star anise pods
- 1 cinnamon stick 3 inch
- 1 vanilla bean split and seeds scraped
- 1 teaspoon(s) black peppercorns
- 4 firm Anjou pears peeled, halved, cored
- 4 package(s) goat cheese softened
- 1 cup(s) pecans toasted and chopped
- 2/3 cup(s) extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup(s) poached pear liquid
- 1/2 cup(s) fresh chives chopped
- 4 tablespoon(s) EACH whole grain mustard and white wine vingegar
- Simmer wine, water, honey, ginger, anise, cinnamon stick, vanilla bean and seeds, and peppercorns in a large pot over medium-low heat for 1 hours to reduce liquid to 4 1/2 cups.
- Add pears and simmer until fork-tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour, turning occasionally. Remove from heat and rest pears in liquid until cool. Transfer pears to an air tight container; chill until ready to use. Reserve poaching liquid.
- Form cheese into two 8 inch logs, coat with pecans; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm.
- Whisk together oil, poached pear liquid, chives, mustard, and vinegar. Set aside.
- Top each pear half with goat cheese round.
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