Poached Pears with Citrus Sauce

2015-02-14

A light refreshing and healthy dessert  This recipe serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 medium pears Pears, raw
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice Lemon juice, raw
  • 4 cups apple juice Apple juice, canned or bottled, unsweetened, with added ascorbic acid
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon Spices, cinnamon, ground
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg Spices, nutmeg, ground
  • 1 whole clove Spices, cloves, whole
  • CITRUS SAUCE
  • 1 cup sugar Sugars, granulated
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar Sugars, brown
  • 1/4 tsp salt Salt, table
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch Cornstarch
  • 1 cup orange juice Orange juice, raw
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice Lemon juice, raw
  • 3/4 cup Boiling water Water, municipal
  • 1 Tbs butter Butter, without salt
  • 1 teaspoon each orange and lemon zest

Method

Step 1

Pears: Peel pears and brush with lemon juice. Bring apple juice and spices to a boil in a large saucepan.

Step 2

Place pears in the pan in an upright position and cover. Reduce heat and simmer12-15 mins or til tender.

Step 3

To serve Spoon citrus sauce over pears in individual dishes and garnish with a mint sprig in the top of each pear.

Step 4

Citrus Sauce: Mix sugar , brown sugar, salt, and cornstarch in a medium saucepan. Stir in orange and lemon juice and water. Bring to a boil and boil for one minute, stirring constantly.

Step 5

Remove from heat and add butter and zest.

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