Poached Pears with Dessert Wine Sauce

Total Time:
2 hr 50 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 cans pears in syrup
  • 1 cup port wine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 star anise, optional
  • 1 cinnamon stick, ground, or ground cinnamon, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 1/3 cup raspberry filling
  • Whipped topping, for garnish
  • Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish
Directions
  • Strain pears and discard syrup; set pears aside.

  • Combine all ingredients, except the pears and raspberry filling, in a non-reactive saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and add the pears. Add enough cold water to cover pears and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Once thickened, remove pears and chill.

  • Add raspberry filling to port syrup and bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to the consistency of a glaze. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Spoon pears into bowls and top with glaze. Garnish with whipped topping and fresh mint, if desired.


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