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    Spanish Poached Pears

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    40 mins

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    Sue Lau's Note:

    Simple yet delicious end to a Spanish themed meal. Serve with cinnamon or vanilla ice cream, with cream, or with custard or flan.

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    1. 1
      Place the pears in boiling water for 2 - 3 minutes then remove from the water and place under the cold tap.
    2. 2
      When the pears are cooled enough to handle, remove the peel, then cut in half.
    3. 3
      Using an apple corer, remove the center, and pare the stem away.
    4. 4
      Meanwhile put the sugar, wine, water and cinnamon stick in a pan over a medium heat when it starts to boil.
    5. 5
      Stir in vanilla extract, then add the pears and simmer slowly until the pears become soft.
    6. 6
      When the pears have softened remove them from the liquid and place them in a glass bowl.
    7. 7
      Leave the liquid simmering a bit longer until it reduces then pour over the pears.
    8. 8
      Can be served warm or chilled.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 17, 2009


      It was so easy to make this very tasty dish ~ Don't think I've ever cooked with sangria before! Served it with some frozen vanilla yogurt topped with just a touch of cinnamon! VERY NICE, VERY DIFFERENT, & now in my keeper file! [Tagged, made & reviewed while in Spain with the ZWT5]

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    Nutritional Facts for Spanish Poached Pears

    Serving Size: 1 (253 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 195.0
    Calories from Fat 1
    Total Fat 0.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 2.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 50.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.1 g
    Sugars 41.3 g
    Protein 0.6 g

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