Spiced Red Wine-Poached Pears
- cal. (kcal) 185
- Makes: 4 servings
- Carb Grams Per Serving: 45
dry red wine, such as Cabernet or Merlot
plus 1 tablespoon sugar
Juice of one orange
1x3-inch strip orange zest
firm, ripe pears
- In a 4-quart saucepan, combine wine, sugar, orange juice, zest, cinnamon stick, and cloves. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.
- While liquid is simmering, peel pears, leaving stems intact. Slice 1/2 inch off the base of pears to create a flat bottom. Gently place pears in liquid, cover, and simmer, turning every 5 minutes, until pears are cooked but still firm, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from saucepan and set aside.
- Turn the heat up to medium-high and cook the liquid until it is thickened and slightly syrupy, about 15 minutes. Pour sauce over pears and chill at least 3 hours before serving.
Nutrition InformationServings Per Recipe: 4
PER SERVING: 185 cal., 1 g total fat 45 g carb. (4 g fiber), 1 g pro.