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Nutrition Facts

Calories 303
  Calories from Fat 1 (0%)
(0%)Total Fat 0g
(0%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(1%)Sodium 26mg
(11%)Potassium 392mg
Total Carbohydrate 62g
(13%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 54g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(1%)Protein 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Poached Bosc Pears


  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar

  • 2 1/2 cups dry red wine

  • 1 1/2 cups water

  • 3 whole cloves

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 6 ripe Bosc pears, peeled and cored

  • mint sprigs (garnish)

Simple and delicious, poached Bosc retain their distinctive buttery flavor and are firm enough to maintain shape.


  • Dissolve sugar into wine and water. Add cloves and cinnamon stick.
  • Pears may be poached whole, or cut in half and poached. Add pears to wine mixture and heat just until simmering. Lower heat and poach gently for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to stand in poaching liquid overnight. Gently remove them from the poaching liquid and drain briefly on paper towels.
  • Serve with Creme Anglaise, whipped cream, or a reduction of the poaching liquid. Garnish with fresh mint. To reduce poaching liquid, boil until liquid is reduced by 2/3, or becomes a light syrup.

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