Wine-Poached Pears with Raspberries

Wine-Poached Pears with Raspberries Recipe
Photo: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Kira Corbin
For an impressive but fast dessert, serve Wine-Poached Pears with Raspberries. Simmered in sweet white wine, they deliver in flavor and sophistication.

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Serves 4

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 12 Minutes
Total: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 168
Fat 0.4 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.1 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 1.1 g
Carbohydrate 38.9 g
Fiber 3.5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.5 mg
Sodium 76 mg
Calcium 24 mg


1 cup sweet white wine (such as Gewürztraminer)
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 black peppercorns
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
4 Bosc pears, peeled, halved lengthwise, and cored
1 cup fresh raspberries


1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a large saucepan, stirring with a whisk. Add pears; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 9 minutes or until pears are tender. Remove pears with a slotted spoon. Increase heat to high; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to 3/4 cup (about 5 minutes). Discard cinnamon and peppercorns.

2. Place 2 pear halves in each of 4 bowls; drizzle with about 3 tablespoons cooking liquid. Top each serving with 1/4 cup raspberries.


Deb Wise,

April 2013
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