Poached Pear Halves with Red Wine Sauce

Makes servings.



1. Heat wine, apple juice, cinnamon sticks and nutmeg to simmering in large skillet; add pear halves with cut sides down. Simmer, covered, until pears are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
2. Carefully remove pears to serving dishes; discard spices.
3. Heat wine mixture to boiling.
4. Mix cornstarch and cold water; stir into boiling mixture. Boil, stirring constantly, until thickened.
5. Remove from heat; let stand 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in Equal®Spoonful™ ; spoon sauce around pears. Garnish with mint sprigs.

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