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Italian Pears Braised in Red Wine Sauce

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Pears Braised In Red Wine Sauce is one of the desserts that has earned Chef Nick a lot of compliments. He has served this in large parties and he always had people coming back with compliments. It is simple to make but requires careful handling of pears. Along with the Pears Braised In Red Wine Sauce recipe, chef Nick gives some tips on how to handle pears properly.
  Pears 4 Large, peeled and cored
  Red wine 2 Cup (32 tbs)

Cut a small slice from the bottom of each of the pears so they will stand up straight in the saucepan without falling over. In a saucepan large enough to hold the pears, bring the wine and sugar to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring well. Once the mixture reaches a boil, cook for 3 more minutes.
Take the pan off the heat and gently place the pears, standing up, into the saucepan, being careful not to splash yourself with the hot wine-and-sugar mixture.
Place the pan back on the stove and cook the pears over medium-low heat€”15 to 20 minutes for a firm texture or 30 to 40 minutes for a softer texture€”braising the pears with the wine-and-sugar mixture every 5 minutes.
Turn off the heat and let the pears stand in the wine sauce until they reach room temperature. Use a slotted spoon to transfer each of the pears to a dessert dish, and top with plenty of the wine sauce.
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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Holiday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Make your winter special with this spectacular Pear dessert. This pear dessert only uses four ingredients, but tastes sensational. It is so easy to make and will warm you up on a cold winter's night. So easy and so delicious - this dessert is a winner in every way.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 239 Calories from Fat 2

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.28 g0.42%

Saturated Fat 0.01 g0.07%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 2.3 mg0.1%

Total Carbohydrates 39 g13%

Dietary Fiber 7.1 g28.5%

Sugars 22.5 g

Protein 0.96 g1.9%

Vitamin A 1.1% Vitamin C 16.1%

Calcium 2.1% Iron 2.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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