This recipe didn't turn out well for me either. The filling didn't set and my pears didn't turn out the nice red color in the photo. Also the reduced port sauce turned into a hard sticky substance. The crust was OK but a little too savory.
I'm not sure what went wrong here, but this dessert was terrible. The crust was too oily and too salty, the filling did not set, and the poached pears were too sweet. I have made many Cooking Light recipes and have been very pleased, but this was just not good. I could try adjusting the ingredients to try to get it better, but not worth it. Looking forward to trying other recipes with better success.