Poached Pears With Dessert Wine Sauce

Filed under: Dessert, Fruits - Pear.

Elegant dish makes it look like you worked all day

2 cans pears in syrup
1 cup port wine
1/2 cup sugar
1 star anise, optional
1 cinnamon stick, ground, or ground cinnamon, to taste
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 sprig fresh rosemary
1 lemon, juiced
1 orange, zested
1/3 cup raspberry filling
Whipped topping, for garnish
Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish

Strain pears and discard syrup; set pears aside.
Combine all ingredients, except the pears and raspberry filling, in a non-reactive saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.
Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and add the pears. Add enough cold water to cover pears and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Once thickened, remove pears and chill.
Add raspberry filling to port syrup and bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to the consistency of a glaze. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
Spoon pears into bowls and top with glaze.
Garnish with whipped topping and fresh mint, if desired.

Recipe Summary:
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes

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Pumpkin Cookies
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Recipe Provided By:
HideAway Country Inn
Bucyrus, OH

Bucyrus Bed and Breakfast Inns