Poached Pears

With just a few ingredients you can make this beautiful dessert of poached pears with a raspberry syrup.

 

 

Fanned Poached Pears on black plate in a raspberry sauce

Poached Pears

With just a few ingredients you can make this beautiful dessert of poached pears with a raspberry syrup.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 pears peeled, cored, halved, stem still attached
  • cup raspberries
  • ½ shot Grand Marnier, Spiced Rum or Brandy

Instructions
 

  • Bring a small pot of water to a simmer with 1 tablespoon of sugar. Place pear halves into the water for 10 minutes.
  • Purée raspberries, in food processor or blender, with the simple syrup and alcohol. Using a fine mesh sieve to remove the raspberry seeds, strain the puréed mixture into a bowl.
  • Using a sharp, thin paring knife fan the pears. Starting ½" down from the stem cut the pears into ¼" slices at a 45° angle.
  • To serve, spoon the raspberry syrup onto a plate and place the pear in the middle of the plate on top of the syrup.

Simple Syrup

  • Make a simple syrup by boiling two parts (2 tbsp) sugar to one part (1 tbsp) water. Heat until sugar is dissolved then transfer into glass jar and refrigerate to cool.
Keyword poached pears, raspberries
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