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Poached Pears and Cherries in Port

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Category: Fruit

 Ingredients List

  • 6 Ripe pears
  • -Bartlett or Comice
  • 1/2 c Water
  • 1/4 c Brown sugar
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 1 Star anise (opt)
  • 1/4 c Dried cherries
  • -(substitute raisins
  • -or currants if unavailable)
  • 1 c Port wine


1. Rinse the pears; peel them and leave them whole with the stems intact.

2. In a heavy nonreactive saucepan, combine the water, brown sugar,
cinnamon, star anise, cherries, and wine. Add the pears. Simmer until the
pears are cooked through but still firm, 15-20 minutes.

3. Remove the pears and reduce the liquid to a thick, syrupy glaze, about
15 minutes. Spoon the glaze and the cherries over the pears.

Taste best serve at room temperature. Make them early in the day and leave
covered until ready to serve. Can be refrigerated for 3 days. Return to
room temperature before serving.

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