Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Beautiful Holiday Poached Pears

"For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies; for the love which from our birth, over and around us lies; Lord of all to thee we raise, this our hymn of grateful praise." - "For the Beauty of the Earth"

The holidays are upon us, and there's no better way to make your house smell like it than to make these poached pears.

  • 4 Bosc or Bartlett pears
  • 1 bottle of hearty red wine
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Peel of 1/2 large orange
  • Peel of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
Peel, core and slice the pears, then place them in a saucepan. Add the wine and all the rest of the ingredients, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until pears are tender, about 30 minutes.to an hour. Remove pears from liquid, then bring remaining liquid to a boil and cook until thickened, about 5 to 7 minutes. Serve pears with sauce. 

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