Sliced Poached Pears In Wine
|Mock creme fraiche||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Purled cherries||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Ground cloves||1⁄8 Teaspoon|
|Firm ripe pears||4 Large|
|Water||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Lemon juice||2 Tablespoon|
|Cinnamon sticks||2 Large|
|Chablis||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (White Or Pink)|
|Ground cloves||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
Mix creme fraiche, cherries, and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves.
Refrigerate covered 1 hour.
Cut pears in half lengthwise; remove cores.
Cut halves carefully into thin slices, keeping halves together.
Dip pear halves into a mixture of water and lemon juice; place halves close together in a medium saucepan.
Tuck cinnamon sticks around pears; pour wine over.
Sprinkle pears with 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves.
Simmer covered until pears are just tender (12 to 15 minutes).
Arrange pears in shallow dishes, fanning slices out slightly.
Serve warm, or refrigerate and serve cold.
Pass creme fraiche or spoon over pears.