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Poached Pear Halves with Red Wine Sauce

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Category: Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • Stephen Ceideburg
  • 2 c Dry red wine
  • 1 c Apple juice
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 1 Whole nutmeg
  • 6 Pears, peeled, cored, cut
  • -into halves
  • 2 tb Cornstarch
  • 1/4 c Cold water
  • 1/4 c To 1/3 c NutraSweet Spoonful
  • Mint sprigs


This dessert is a stand out and it's so simple too. The sauce, made with
red wine and apple juice, adds to the flavor and to the presentation.

HEAT WINE, apple juice, cinnamon sticks and nutmeg to simmering in large
skillet; add pear halves with cut sides-down. Simmer, covered, until pears
are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Carefully remove pears to serving dishes;
discard spices. Heat wine mixture to boiling.

MIX CORNSTARCH and cold water; stir into boiling mixture. Boil, stirring
constantly, until thickened.

REMOVE FROM HEAT, let stand 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in NutraSweet Spoonful;
spoon sauce around pears. Garnish with mint sprigs.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION Serving Size: 2 pear halves

Calories.........150 Saturated Fat....0 g Protein.........<1 g
Cholesterol.....0 mg Carbohydrates...35 g Fiber............4 g Total
Fat.......<1 g Sodium..........6 mg


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