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Pears in Muscadine Sauce

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Category: Desserts, Fruit

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c To 3 cups muscadines
  • 3 c Water
  • 4 md Firm, ripe pears
  • 3/4 c Sugar
  • 1 tb Plus 1 tsp cornstarch


Rinse muscadines; combine muscadines and water in a medium saucepan.
Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes. Remove from
heat; mash muscadines with a potato masher. Strain through a jelly bag,
reserving 1-1/4 cups juice; set aside.
Peel pears, leaving stems intact. Cut a thin slice from bottoms, so
that pears can stand upright. Place pears in a steamer in an upright
position; cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until pears are tender.
Combine sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan; gradually add reserved
muscadine juice, stirring well. Bring mixture to a boil, and cook 1
minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
Place pears in individual compotes; pour sauce over pears.

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