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Poached Pears

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Chef Keith Snow creates a delicious & healthy dessert from fresh bosc pears, walnuts, and homemade caramel sauce in this short cooking video.
Ingredients
  Bosc pears 4 Large (organic firm, stem intact)
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Red wine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Bay leaf 1 Medium
  Cloves 5 Medium
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Corn starch 1 Tablespoon (as needed)
  Water 1 Tablespoon (as needed)
  Caramel sauce 4 Teaspoon (as needed)
  Walnuts 2 Tablespoon, broken into pieces (Optional)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Cut off the ends of all the pears and peel them using a peeler.

MAKING
2) In a French cast iron pot, then add 3 cups water about 1/2 to 3/4 way up the pot.
3) Then add the red wine, bay leaf, cloves and sugar.
4) Allow the pears to poach or simmer in the liquid until they are tender but still firm when pierced with a knife.
5) Remove the pears and place a pear on each serving plate.
6) Discard the cloves and bay leaf from the poaching liquid and reduce and thicken it up with a corn starch slurry ( equal parts corn starch and water).

SERVING
7) Drizzle the red wine reduction sauce around the plate, place a few pieces of walnut around in the sauce. Spoon the caramel sauce on top of the pears and serve the Poached Pears immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Poached
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Ingredient: 
Pear
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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