Poached Red Pear Zinfandel
Preparation time: 40 minutes
Number of servings: 4
- 4 large ripe red pears or other pear variety
- 1 1/2 cups white zinfandel or rose wine
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 4 tsp honey
- fresh mint leaves
Core pears from bottom, leaving stem intact. Using a paring knife, peel a spiral channel from tip to bottom of fruit, if desired. Slice the very bottom off pears to allow them to stand upright.
Stand pears up in the bottom of a large saucepan; add wine and vanilla. Bring mixture just to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer pears, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes or until pears are just tender. Using a slotted spoon, transfer pears to four dessert dishes.
Add sugar to liquid in pan; bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 12 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 2/3 cup and is the consistency of a thin sauce.
Spoon sauce over pears. Drizzle honey on top. Serve warm or chilled. Garnish sauce on each plate with fresh mint leaves, if desired.
|Poached Red Pear Zinfandel|
|Serving Size 1/4 of recipe
|Amount Per Serving
|Calories 250 Calories from Fat 5
|% Daily Value (DV)* |
|Total Fat 1g
| Saturated Fat 0g
|Total Carbohydrates 49g
| Dietary Fiber 4g
| Sugars 39g
|* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.
** Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore, partial exchanges are not included.