Mimosa Poached Pears with Champagne Sauce

Coleen Katz

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@Coleen_Katz

I had a little left over champagne on New Year's day and I had some pears in the fridge. I didn't want to throw out the champagne so I had a brain storm! I whipped this up and it became an instant hit with my husband!!


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Serves:

8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The mixture of flavors with the orange juice mix is different and light. I just loved it. There are a few steps, but this is an easy dessert to prepare. I did have to simmer the pears a bit longer that the recipe called for to get them more tender, but that could have been the particular pear that I was using. These are great for a New Year's Eve dinner party... or any special occasion!

Ingredients

8
pears
4 c
orange juice, frozen concentrate
2 c
champagne, dry
1/4 c
honey
1 tsp
ginger
2 c
whipping cream, whipped
2/3 c
confectioner's sugar
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
2 Tbsp
cocoa, unsweetened

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Make chocolate cake icing first: Beat cream until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Gradually add 1/2 Cup of confectioner's sugar, vanilla extract and cocoa. Beat until stiff peaks form, about 3 minutes.
2
Core pears from the bottom, leaving stems in place. Peel pears.
3
In a small dutch oven, whisk together orange juice, champagne, honey and Ginger. Bring to a boil over a medium-high heat.
4
Stuff pears with 1 to 2 tablespoons of chocolate icing each.
5
Add pears to champagne and orange juice simmering in the dutch oven, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. The icing will melt into the poaching liquid. This will add a subtle chocolate flavor to the pears as well.
6
Remove pears from the poaching liquid with a slotted spoon and set aside in a large bowl.
7
In a separate large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, mix together 1/3 cup of icing with 2/3 Cup of the poaching liquid and 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar. Mix on high for 1 to 2 minutes.
8
Serve in a saucer type champagne glass or other small shallow dish. Spoon chocolate sauce over warm pears and garnish with a sprig of mint leaves.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: French
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium, Wheat Free, Soy Free