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Pears Poached In Red Wine

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  Ripe pears 8 (Firm Ones)
  Dry red wine 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Marsala wine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Grated lemon zest 1
  Lemon 1 , juiced

Peel pears leaving stems attached.
Flatten the pear bottoms by cutting off a thin slice from each.
Stand pears close together in a large saucepan or casserole.
Add red wine, Marsala or sherry, 1/2 cup sugar and lemon zest.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium and cover pan.
Cook pears 25 to 30 minutes or until tender, basting several times during cooking.
Place pears in a glass bowl or platter.
Let stand at room temperature until ready to serve.
Add 1/4 cup sugar and lemon juice to liquid in pan.
Boil until it has the consistency of syrup, 15 to 20 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3132 Calories from Fat 14

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g2.5%

Saturated Fat 0.1 g0.48%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 124.8 mg5.2%

Total Carbohydrates 487 g162.4%

Dietary Fiber 40.5 g161.8%

Sugars 296.8 g

Protein 8 g16.1%

Vitamin A 5.9% Vitamin C 169.2%

Calcium 24.8% Iron 26.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Pears Poached In Red Wine Recipe