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Pears A La Bordelaise

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Ingredients
  Fresh pear 6
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Red bordeaux wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cinnamon stick 3 Inch (1 Piece)
  Lemon peel piece 1 Small
  Cognac 2 Tablespoon
Directions

1. Peel and core the pears, cutting each into lengthwise halves. To prevent the pears from darkening, brush them with lemon juice or drop into water containing a little lemon juice.
2. In a saucepan combine the wine, sugar, cinnamon and lemon peel. Bring to a boil, stirring. Add two or three pear halves at a time and cook gently until tender. Repeat the process until all the pears have been cooked.
3. Cook the syrup until reduced to about one-half the original quantity. Pour over the pears and chill.
4. If desired, add rum before serving. Pour over the pears and ignite at the table.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Pudding
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pear
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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