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Wine-Poached Pears with Raspberries

For an impressive but fast dessert, serve Wine-Poached Pears with Raspberries. Simmered in sweet white wine, they deliver in flavor and sophistication.

Cooking Light APRIL 2013

  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Hands-on: 12 Minutes
  • Total: 25 Minutes


  • 1 cup sweet white wine (such as Gew├╝rztraminer)
  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 168
  • Fat: 0.4g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 1.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 38.9g
  • Fiber: 3.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.5mg
  • Sodium: 76mg
  • Calcium: 24mg

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Wine-Poached Pears with Raspberries Recipe