Pears Poached In Wine
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Dry red wine/Orange juice||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Lemon peel||1 Teaspoon, finely shredded|
|Lemon juice||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
In large saucepan combine sugar and water.
Heat and stir to dissolve sugar.
Stir in wine or orange juice, lemon peel, lemon juice, and spices.
Peel fruit, leaving stem on, if desired.
Insert an apple corer in blossom end of fruit and carefully remove core.
Immediately place fruit in syrup mixture, turning to coat.
Bring to boiling.
Cover and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or just till tender, turning several times.
Cool fruit in syrup; cover and chill.
To serve, place fruit upright in sherbet dishes; pour about 1/3 cup of the syrup over each.