Poached Pears In Zinfandel Sauce

Filed under: Fruits, Fruits - Pear.

A simple, yet tasty and uncommon dish. A fine way to elevate any meal to a "beyond the pale" status.

1 pear per person
1 quart Zinfandel wine
1 cup granulated sugar
1 dozen cloves
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
Juice of 1 1/2 lemons
1 teaspoon nutmeg
Sprigs of mint and apple, cherry, or pear blossoms, for garnish

Place the wine, sugar, cloves, cinnamon, lemon juice, and nutmeg in a large cooking pot. Mix ingredients well, then bring to boil.
Peel and half the pears. Place pear halves into the boiling wine mixture and cook until they are tender. Remove the pears.
Continue boiling the wine mixture until it reduces to a fine syrup consistency. Remove the mixture from the heat and strain through a fine screen.
Place pears on individual serving plates. Cover each with wine sauce. Garnish with a sprig and a fruit blossom.

Recipe Summary:
Yield: 4-12
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15

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Recipe Provided By:
Carter House Inns
Eureka, CA

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