Poached Pears In Red Wine Sauce

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups Dry red wine
1/2 cup Orange juice
cup Sugar
1/4 cup Fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup Chilled whipping cream
1 tablespoon Cognac **
1 tablespoon Sugar

Preparation

1
Combine wine, orange juice, sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon stick in large, heavy saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.
2
Peel pears, leaving stems intact. Cut small slice off the bottom of each pear so it will stand upright. Arrange pears on their sides in saucepan.
3
Cover and simmer until pears are tender but still hold their shape, turning once, about 15 minutes per side. Using a slotted spoon, transfer pears to upright position in glass baking dish.
4
Boil cooking liquid until reduced to approximately 1/2 cup, about 9 minutes. Watch carefully to make sure liquid is not reduced too far. Pour into small bowl, cover and chill sauce and pears separately until cold, at least 2 hours or up to one day.*
5
Beat cream in large bowl until soft peaks form. Add Cognac** and sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
6
Transfer pears to upright position on serving plates. Spoon on red wine sauce and top with whipped cream.
7
* I have served this hot before and it is quite good.** Actually just about any liqueur will do. I particularly like the results I have had using Amaretto.

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Yield:

4.0 servings

Added:

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 2:33am

Creator:

Anonymous

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