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Wine-Poached Pears with Raspberries

Photo: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Kira Corbin
Hands-on time 12 mins
Total time 25 mins
Yield Serves 4
For an impressive but fast dessert, serve Wine-Poached Pears with Raspberries. Simmered in sweet white wine, they deliver in flavor and sophistication.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.