Poached Pears

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  • 10 firm Bosc pears
  • 1 (750-milliliter) bottle cream sherry
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Garnish: 6-inch cinnamon sticks


  1. Peel pears, leaving stems intact. Cut a thin slice from bottom of each pear, allowing pears to stand.
  2. Combine sherry, honey, and cinnamon stick in a large Dutch oven. Add pears and water to cover. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer 45 to 50 minutes, or until pears are tender. Remove pears from Dutch oven with a slotted spoon. Chill.
  3. Bring sherry mixture to a boil, and boil until mixture is reduced to 1 cup (about 20 minutes). Chill. Serve sauce with pears. Garnish each serving with a cinnamon stick.
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