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Pomegranate Poached Pears

Fall 2003, November/December 2011, EatingWell In Season: The Farmers' Market Cookbook (2009)

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Pears are simmered in a blend of tart pomegranate juice and sweet dessert wine with gorgeous garnet-red results. The pears are served with the reduced poaching liquid and a sprinkling of pomegranate seeds. A striking finale to any festive meal, garnish the pears with toasted slivered almonds and a touch of tangy Greek yogurt.



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"Good classy dish. I burned the syrup because I let it boil too long. The next time I did it, I lowered the heat and let it boil until it was around 1/2 cup. But it did not thicken like I thought it would. But I used it anyway and the...
Pomegranate Poached Pears Recipe

3 Reviews for Pomegranate Poached Pears

02/07/2010

Good classy dish. I burned the syrup because I let it boil too long. The next time I did it, I lowered the heat and let it boil until it was around 1/2 cup. But it did not thicken like I thought it would. But I used it anyway and the taste was out of this world! Simple to make, but make sure you tell the guests it took your hours ;)

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01/23/2010
Anonymous

excellent dessert! i made it for new years eve as well, and it is an elegant and impressive dessert! tasty!

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01/01/2010
Anonymous

I made this for New Year's Eve 2010 dessert. It was a perfect light and satisfying end to a heavy meal. The bay leaf and light sour cream garnish was a refreshing taste surprise. I had to tweak the recipe just a bit for the ingredients at hand. I did not have a dessert wine or pomegranates, I added a cup of grape juice and a half cup of sugar to a cup of Cabernet Sauvignon, and a cup and a half of pomegranate & cranberry juice to Bartlett pears. The subsequent color was a light rose color, and it took about forty minutes to reduce the juice down to a syrup, The timing was perfect, as it gave a digestive respite after dinner for this great desert. I also served homemade dark chocolate truffles to make it even more gourmet and decadent for the New Year.
I made extra of these poached pears for New Years day for brunch. I would definitely make this beautiful dish again. I took pictures of it , it was so beautiful and made a statement!

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