Rd's Poached Pears in Red Wine and Ginger Sauce Recipe

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Submitted by rockydog

Makes 2 servings



A spicy dessert to finish off a special occasion

Recipe Ingredients for RD's Poached Pears in Red Wine and Ginger Sauce

2 pears (hard)
5 fl oz red wine (with 1/2 a cinnamon stick)
1/2 oz caster sugar
1/2 tsp cornflour
2 tsp ginger, stem in syrup, very finely chopped
1/2 tbsp syrup (from stem ginger)
4 tbsp double cream

Recipe Directions for RD's Poached Pears in Red Wine and Ginger Sauce

  1. Peel the pears, but leave the stalks intact. Slice a thin disc from the base of each pear, if necessary, to make it sit upright.

  2. Place the pears on their sides in a saucepan. Pour in the red wine, sprinkle over the sugar and add the cinnamon stick.

  3. Bring up to simmering point, cover the pan and simmer very slowly for about one hour, turning now and again so that the pears cook evenly in the wine.

  4. When the pears are cooked, transfer to a bowl to cool, leaving the poaching liquid in the pan. Remove the cinnamon stick.

  5. Mix the cornflour with a little water until it forms a smooth paste. Add this to the liquid in the pan over direct heat. Bring the syrup just up to simmering point so that it thickens slightly and becomes translucent.

  6. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the chopped stem ginger and ginger syrup to taste. Leave to cool.

  7. Spoon the sauce over the pears, basting them well. Cover and chill thoroughly. Serve the pears in individual dishes with the sauce and cream spooned over.

Categories

Fruits, Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 327.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
326
Calories from Fat
102
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.3g
17%
Saturated Fat
6.9g
34%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
41mg
14%
Sodium
19mg
1%
Potassium
354mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
46.7g
16%
Dietary Fiber
6.6g
26%
Sugars
31.9g
Protein
1.6g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 5% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D
  Good points
  • Very low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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