Rating: 4.5 stars
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Time: 30 minutes. These pears are so beautiful, it's hard to believe how easy they are to make. You can also try the recipe with white wine or apple juice instead of the red wine, but the pears won't have the same pastel color.

Amy Machnak
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Credit: Leo Gong; Styling: Karen Shinto

Recipe Summary

Yield:
Serves 4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a 3- to 4-qt. saucepan, combine wine, orange pieces, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the cinnamon, cloves, and 2 cups water and bring to boil over high heat. Add pears, reduce heat to a simmer, and place on top of pears to submerge them in liquid. Cook, covered, until pears are tender when pierced, about 15 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together cheese, cream, and 2 tbsp. sugar until very thick. Serve pear halves in shallow bowls, each with about 1/4 cup of the poaching liquid and a dollop of the sweetened cheese. Save remaining liquid for another use, such as making hot spiced wine, if you like.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

357 calories; calories from fat 30%; protein 2.1g; fat 12g; saturated fat 7.9g; carbohydrates 63g; fiber 2.8g; sodium 18mg; cholesterol 33mg.
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