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Poached Ricotta Pears

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  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

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: 
Holiday, Healthy
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 287 Calories from Fat 34

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g5.9%

Saturated Fat 2.3 g11.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 14.3 mg4.8%

Sodium 60.6 mg2.5%

Total Carbohydrates 36 g12.1%

Dietary Fiber 5.8 g23.4%

Sugars 18.1 g

Protein 6 g12.4%

Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 13.9%

Calcium 15.1% Iron 3.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Poached Ricotta Pears Recipe