Poached pear halves with red wine sauce

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
\N \N Stephen Ceideburg
2 cups Dry red wine
1 cup Apple juice
2 \N Cinnamon sticks
1 \N Whole nutmeg
6 \N Pears, peeled, cored, cut into halves
2 tablespoons Cornstarch
¼ cup Cold water
¼ cup To 1/3 c NutraSweet Spoonful
\N \N Mint sprigs

This dessert is a stand out and it's so simple too. The sauce, made with red wine and apple juice, adds to the flavor and to the presentation.

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. Carefully remove pears to serving dishes; discard spices. Heat wine mixture to boiling.

MIX CORNSTARCH and cold water; stir into boiling mixture. Boil, stirring constantly, until thickened.

REMOVE FROM HEAT, let stand 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in NutraSweet Spoonful; spoon sauce around pears. Garnish with mint sprigs.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION Serving Size: 2 pear halves Calories.........150 Saturated Fat....0 g Protein.........<1 g Cholesterol.....0 mg Carbohydrates...35 g Fiber...........⅖ g Total Fat.......<1 g Sodium.........⅗ mg DIABETIC FOOD EXCHANGE: 2½ fruit From "The NutraSweet Spoonful Recipe Collection", 1992.

Posted by Stephen Ceideburg

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