Cooking with Marlene Koch

Poached Pear Halves with Red Wine Sauce

Makes servings.


Poached Pear Halves with Red Wine Sauce


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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