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

Deb Wise
Recipe by Cooking Light April 2013

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Credit: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Kira Corbin

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
12 mins
total:
25 mins
Yield:
Serves 4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

168 calories; fat 0.4g; saturated fat 0g; mono fat 0.1g; poly fat 0.2g; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 38.9g; fiber 3.5g; cholesterol 0mg; iron 0.5mg; sodium 76mg; calcium 24mg.
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