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Poached Pears With Spiced Wine Syrup

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Ingredients
  Dry red wine 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cinnamon stick 3 Inch
  Black peppercorns 10
  Honey 3 Tablespoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Fresh lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Ripe bartlett pears/Firm ripe bosc pears 4 (Firm)
Directions

Combine first 8 ingredients in a 3-quart microwave-safe dish; microwave at HIGH 5 minutes or until mixture boils.
Peel and core pears, leaving stems intact.
Slice about 1/4 inch from base of each pear so it will sit flat.
Add pears to poaching liquid; cover and microwave at HIGH 10 minutes or until tender.
Let cool in dish 5 minutes.
Remove pears with a slotted spoon; set aside.
Microwave liquid at HIGH 5 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup.
Place each pear in a shallow bowl.
Spoon 'A cup sauce over each pear.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
European

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