Recipe Summary

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 1 hour
Yield: 6 servings

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Pears Poached Simply in Syrup
This recipe serves:   
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
3 Bosc pears, peeled
12 peppercorns
1/2 cinnamon stick
2 whole cloves

Cooking Instructions
1. Place all the ingredients in a large saucepan. Cover the pears with a piece of parchment paper or weigh them down with a plate so that they stay immersed in the liquid.

2. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Cook until the pears are tender when pierced with a knife, about 20 to 30 minutes. (Pears can be made ahead and stored in their syrup in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Their flavor will intensify.)

3. Remove the pears from the liquid and set aside. Continue to simmer the liquid for about 30 minutes, until it has a syrup-like consistency. Discard the peppercorns, cinnamon stick and cloves. Keep warm.

4. Cut the pears in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and core with a melon baller or small spoon. Remove any additional core using a small paring knife.

5. Slice the pear halves lengthwise and arrange the slices on plates. Spoon the warm syrup on and around the pears.

Serving Size: 1/2 pear with syrup

Nutritional Information
Number of Servings: 6
Per Serving
Calories 281 Carbohydrate 72 g
Fat 0 g Fiber 2 g
Protein 0 g Saturated Fat 0 g
Sodium 1 mg    


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