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Minted Poached Pears

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Ingredients
  Firm pears 4 Medium (Anjou, Bosc, Or Winter Nelis)
  Canned unsweetened pineapple juice 18 Ounce (1 Can)
  White creme de menthe 4 Teaspoon
Directions

Peel pears, using a vegetable peeler; leave stems intact.
With melon bailer scoop out and discard core and seeds, working from blossom (bottom) end of each pear.
Stand pears, stem up, in a deep 3-quart pan.
Pour pineapple juice over pears and bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until just fork-tender (time will vary, depending on variety and ripeness of pears).
With slotted spoon, lift pears from juice to a serving dish; set aside.
Increase heat to high and boil juices, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until reduced to about 1 cup.
Stir in creme de menthe; pour over pears.
Cool, cover, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until next day.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Chilling
Interest: 
Everyday

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