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Poached Pears

Menu Information

  • Ovens: AMSO22, MSO22, MSO5211
  • Quantity: 8 servings
  • Start Temp: 65°F (18°C)

Ingredients

  • 8 Fresh Bartlett or Anjou pears, peeled and cored
  • 4 cups (32 oz.) sweet white wine
  • 2 cups (400 g) sugar
  • 6 slices fresh ginger
  • 4 wide strips of lemon zest
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp. (4 g) Chinese 5 spice
  • ½ cup (170 g) honey or agave syrup

Stages

Stage 1

  • Time: 3:30
  • Microwave Power: 100%

Stage 2

  • Time: 8:50
  • Microwave Power: 50%

Procedure

  1. Place the white wine, sugar, ginger, lemon zest, Chinese 5 spice and cinnamon sticks and into a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Turn heat down and simmer 5 minutes.
  2. Core the pears from the bottom, to keep stem intact.  Place in half hotel pan; pour sweetened, spiced liquid over pears and cover.
  3. Place in MSO at the above settings
  4. Remove pears and serve hot, with ice cream or as a cold fruit and cheese dessert plate.
Serving suggestion:
  • Pear
  • Gorgonzola cheese wedge
  • Walnut halves
  • Drizzle honey over plate