Wine-Poached Pears with Saffron, Apricots, and Almonds

Wine Poached Pears

These poached pears really do have it all—wine, cinnamon, vanilla, and apricots all in one dish? Sign me up.

Wine-Poached Pears
2015-12-07 21:44:45
Serves 8
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153 calories
23 g
0 g
5 g
2 g
0 g
272 g
8 g
16 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
272g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 153
Calories from Fat 39
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
7%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 8mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 23g
8%
Dietary Fiber 4g
16%
Sugars 16g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
8%
Vitamin C
10%
Calcium
4%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 vanilla bean
  2. 4 pears, peeled, halved, stems intact
  3. 4 cups water
  4. 1 cup white wine or sparkling wine such as cava or prosecco
  5. 1 cinnamon stick
  6. Pinch of saffron
  7. 2 tablespoons honey
  8. 1 cup apricots, dried or pitted fresh, cut into thirds
  9. 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
Instructions
  1. Split the vanilla bean lengthwise and run the tip of your knife or a spoon down the inside to collect the seeds. Reserve. Using a melon baller or teaspoon, remove the seeds from the inside of the pears.
  2. In a large saucepot, combine the water, wine, vanilla pod and seeds, cinnamon, saffron, and honey. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for five minutes.
  3. Gently slide the pears into the poaching liquid and simmer until a knife can be inserted but still can meet resistance, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and allow the pears to cool in the poaching liquid. Carefully remove the pears and reserve.
  5. Return the poaching liquid to a boil, having removed the vanilla bean and cinnamon stick, and reduce until syrupy in consistency. Add the apricots and heat for another minute.
  6. Place the pears in individual bowls and smother them in sauce and apricots. Sprinkle with almonds and serve.
By Robin Quivers
Adapted from The Vegucation of Robin
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calories
153
fat
5g
protein
2g
carbs
23g
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Adapted from The Vegucation of Robin
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