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Star Anise Poached Pears In Red Wine


Poaching pears in red wine is a classic way to make pears into a dessert. Pears are poached in red wine with star anise, cloves and cinnamon sticks infused, which makes the pears tender, soft and tasty. Serve the warm pear with the syrup sauce and some good quality ice cream.













Low Fat, Fat-Free, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium


750 millilitres red wine
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
plus more if needed
1 each vanilla bean
2 each star anise
2 each cloves
2 each cinnamon sticks
6 each pears


Peel, halve, and core the pears, and then place them in acidulated water to prevent browning.

Combine all of the remaining ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil.

Reduce the heat to a poaching temperature and add the pears.

Add more water if needed to submerge the pears.

You can place a small lid on top of them or cut out a round piece of parchment paper with an inch and a half hole in the center to place on top of them.

Either method will help keep them submerged.

Cover the pot and poach until the pears are fork tender.

This will vary with their degree of ripeness but usually 10 to 20 minutes.

Allow them to cool in the poaching liquid.

You can also take some of the liquid and reduce it further to form a syrupy sauce.

Pour it over the pears with some ice cream if desired.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 874g (30.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 7610% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 26%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Sugars g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 7% Iron 18%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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