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Pears with Red Wine Sauce

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Category: Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 5 oz Sugar
  • 1/2 c Water
  • 1/2 c Claret or Burgundy wine
  • 1 Strip of lemon rind
  • 1 Stick cinnamon
  • 6 sm Ripe pears
  • 1 ts Arrowroot
  • 1 tb Water
  • 1/2 pt Whipping cream; whipped
  • 2 oz Sliced or slivered almonds;
  • -toasted


Place sugar in a pan large enough to hold the pears. Add water, wine, lemon
rind and cinnamon. Dissolve slowly over low heat. Increase the heat and
boil for 1 minute. Peel the pears, leaving the stalks on but removing the
"eye" from the bottom. Place at once in the prepared syrup. Cover the pan
and poach the pears in a 350ø oven for 30 minutes or until tender. Remove
the pears and strain the syrup. Mix the arrowroot with 1 Tablespoon water,
add to syrup, and stir until boiling. Cook until clear. Place pears in
individual dessert bowls and spoon over syrup. Refrigerate until ready to
serve. When serving, pass a bowl of whipped cream and toasted almonds. May
be prepared in the morning before serving. Yield: 6 servings.


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