sallye bates


I found this recipe in an old cookbook of mine. It sound so delicious I thought I should share it.

Hope you enjoy it. I will be making it soon, and writing a review.


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4 to 6
10 Min
55 Min
Stove Top


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1 medium
3 c
red wine such as pinot noir, syrah
3 c
2 c
granulated sugar
1 each
cinnamon stick
6 medium
pears, anjou or bosc



  • 1Use a vegetable peeler to remove the rind from the lemon.

    Then squeeze the lemon to produce 2 to 3 tablespoons juice
  • 2Add the wine, water, sugar, lemon rind, lemon juice and cinnamon stick to a large saucepan.

    Place pan over medium high heat and bring to a boil

    Stir with a wooden spoon to dissolve the sugar.
  • 3Remove the peels from the pears, but leave them whole with the stem intact.

    If you want to serve these whole pears standing up, just cut a thin slice from the bottom of the pear to create a flat surface before poaching.
  • 4Once liquid begins to boil, turn the heat down until is barely simmering, and gently place the pears in the liquid .
  • 5If the pears are not completely submerged, turn them over occasionally with a slotted spoon while they poach so all sides will be immersed in the liquid.
  • 6Cook for 30 to 45 minutes until pears are done and easily pierced with a skewer or small paring knife.
  • 7Remove the pan from heat and let the pears cool in the hot liquid.

    Gently turn the pears with a slotted spoon once or twice while cooling.
  • 8Once cool, remove the pears to a serving platter.
  • 9Return the liquid to medium high heat and boil until liquid is slightly thickened and reduced to about 1-1/2 cups of liquid. This will take about 15-25 minutes.
  • 10To serve, place one pear in an individual serving bowl, spoon liquid over the pear.

    Use an ice cream scoop or serving spoon to place a round of the parmesan foam alongside the pear.

    You can garnish with chocolate curls if you desire.

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Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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