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Poached Ricotta Pears

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Ingredients
  Pears 4 , cored, peeled and halved
  Red wine 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Artificial sweetener 2 Tablespoon
  Cinnamon stick 1
For prune and ricotta filling
  Pitted prunes 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), halved
  Water 2 Tablespoon
  Reduced fat ricotta cheese 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Vanilla essence 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Grated orange rind 1 Teaspoon
  Artificial sweetener 1 Tablespoon
Directions

1. To make filling, place prunes and water in a saucepan. Bring to the boil. Remove pan from heat. Cool.
2. Place ricotta cheese, vanilla essence, orange rind and sweetener in a food processor. Process until light and fluffy. Fold in prunes with 1-2 teaspoons of their liquid. Set aside.
3. Preheat oven to 180°C / 360°F / Gas 4. Cut a sliver off the curved side of each pear so they sit flat. Place pears in a deep frying pan, cavity side up.
4. Combine wine, water and sweetener. Pour over pears to cover. Add cinnamon stick. Cover. Bring to simmering. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until pears are just tender.
5. Using a slotted spoon, transfer pears to a baking dish. Spoon filling into cavities. Bake for 10 minutes or until filling is set.
6. Bring liquid remaining in frying pan to the boil. Boil until reduced to a glaze consistency. Serve with pears.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Poached
Interest: 
Holiday, Healthy
Ingredient: 
Pear
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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