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I put my pear on a piece of cake, coated with raspberry syrup.
and then drizzled with chocolate syrup....

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Servings: 4


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  1. 1. Peel pears leaving the stem intact, but carefully using a melon baller remove the blossom end and scoop out the core if desired. Rub the pears with a cut lemon to prevent the flesh from discoloring.
  2. 2. In a saucepan which will hold all the pears standing upright, heat the sugar with the water, vanilla bean, lemon rind and juice until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil and add the prepared fruit. Make sure the fruit is completely covered by the syrup, if not double the recipe for syrup or prepare the fruit in two batches.
  3. 3. Bring the fruit almost back to a boil and poach gently about 20 to 25 minutes until the fruit is semi-transparent and just tender when pierced with the point of a small knife. Cooking time will vary depending on the ripeness and variety of the fruit.
  4. 4. Let the fruit cool to tepid in the syrup, then transfer to serving bowl or plate. Boil the syrup down until it's fairly thick and about half of it's original volume. (The more you reduce it though the sweeter and more concentrated the flavor of the syrup will be.) Strain syrup and pour over fruit. Serve cool or chilled.
  5. Makes 4 servings.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 151g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 101  
Calories from Fat 0 0%
Total Fat 0.01g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Potassium 9mg 0%
Total Carbs 26.15g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 26.09g 17%
Protein 0.03g 0%



  • Amos Miller
    April 14, 2011
    Absolutely outstanding presentation, beautifully photographed. A first-class dessert offering. Poached pears are a favorite of mine. Thanks for sharing! - best regards, Amos Miller

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