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Poached Pears with Raspberry Sherbet

Yield 6 servings.

Ingredients

  • 3 large ripe pears
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup white Zinfandel or other blush wine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 (1-ounce) square semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups raspberry sherbet
  • Fresh raspberries (optional)
  • Fresh mint sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 133
  • caloriesfromfat 16 %
  • fat 2.3 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 1.1 g
  • carbohydrate 29.9 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 34 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Peel and core pears; cut in half lengthwise, and brush with 2 teaspoons lemon juice.

  2. Combine wine and next 3 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Add pears; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until tender, turning once. Transfer pears and poaching liquid to a bowl; cover and chill thoroughly.

  3. Drizzle half of melted chocolate evenly onto 6 dessert plates. Transfer pears to plates, using a slotted spoon. Discard poaching liquid. Top each pear with 1/4 cup sherbet. Drizzle remaining chocolate evenly over sherbet. If desired, garnish with fresh raspberries and mint sprigs. Serve immediately.

Light and Luscious