Mulled Poached Pears

Mulled Poached Pears
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  • 3 cups dry red wine
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 6 Bartlett or Anjoy pears
  • 2 each slices gingerroot and stips lemon rind
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, halved
  • 1/2 tsp each peppercorns and whole cloves
  1. Wrap spices in a square of cheesecloth.
  2. In a large deep saucepan, bring wine water, sugar, lemon juice and spice bag to boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, peel pears, leaving stems intact. Using melon baller and working from bottom, remove core. Add pears to wine mixture. Cover with parchment-paper circle and lid; simmer basting occasionally, until tender but still firm, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove pears to shallow dish. Discard spice bag.
  4. Boil liquid over medium-high hea until about 3/4 cup, 25 minutes. Pour over pears. Refrigerate until chilled, about 4 hours (or up to 8 hours).
  5. Makes 6 servings.


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