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

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

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.

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