dish
Merlot Poached Dessert Pears

6
Serves
212
Calories
9
Nutrients
9
Vitamins

Ingredients

1 cup water
1 cup good quality merlot
2 cups sugar
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

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 6
Calories
212
Protein
3 g
Total Carbohydrate
47 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
Soluble Fiber
0 g
Insoluble Fiber
0 g
Sugar
42 g
Total Fat
1 g
Saturated Fat
0 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
Cholesterol
0 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
0 g
Percent Calories from Protein
1 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
84 %
Percent Calories from Fat
2 %
Vitamin A
179 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
0 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
0 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
1 mg
Vitamin B6
0 mg
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
Biotin
0 mcg
Vitamin C
30 mg
Vitamin D
0 IU
Folate
5 mcg
Vitamin E
0 IU
Vitamin K
0 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
0 mg
Calcium
251 mg
Iron
4 mg
Phosphorus
45 mg
Potassium
544 mg
Sodium
325 mg
Zinc
0 mg