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These Red Wine Poached Pears are a tasty finish to your Thanksgiving feast

Posted at 11:59 AM, Nov 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-25 11:59:04-05

RICHMOND, Va - Leanne Fletcher from Big Herm’s Kitchen and Catering fired up the kitchen with her sweet and tangy Red Wine Poached Pears. Add this recipe to your Thanksgiving dessert table. For more information you can visit www.bighermskitchenrva.com.

Red Wine Poached Pears

2 cinnamon sticks
1/4 tsp nutmeg
4oz sugar
1/2 pint of Red Wine or Brandy
1/4 pint water
Zest and Juice of 1 small orange
4 firm Pears

Break up cinnamon sticks by rolling over them gently with a rolling pin. Place all pieces in large saucepan.
Add remaining ingredients except for pears.
Bring to a boil and stir occasionally until sugar is dissolved.
Peel pears leaving the stem. Core it out by cutting out from the bottom.
Stand the pears upright in saucepan. Cover the pan and simmer for 20mins until tender.
Coat pears with sauce and plate.
Serve with ice cream