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Red Wine-Pomegranate Poached Pears

Red Wine-Pomegranate Poached Pears

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Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 24 oz pomegranate juice (3 cups)
  • 2 cups dry red wine
  • 1 orange cut into 1⁄2 inch slices
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1⁄2 tablespoon mulling spice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 4 pears, peeled

Instructions

1

Combine all ingredients besides for the pears in a medium pot. Alternatively you can place the mulling spice, cinnamon sticks, and pepper corns in a cheesecloth, and add it too pot with pomegranate juice, wine, orange, and sugar. Mix well and place pears in the pot, submerging the pears in the liquid. Bring to a boil and then lower to a simmer for 40-­50 minutes until soft but not mushy. Pierce occasionally with a fork to test for doneness.

2

Let pears cool in the liquid then remove them from the pot. Strain the liquid through a mesh sieve (or remove cheesecloth with spices) and then return the pears to the liquid.

3

Store in an airtight container in the liquid until ready to serve. Heat and serve warm with a scoop of ice cream.

4

* Save leftover liquid to serve with the pears or to make a cocktail simply add alcohol of choice and some sparkling water, or champagne.

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