Market is Denver's premier meat market and gourmet grocer, offering the finest fresh meats, imported foods, local produce and food education.
Wine Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce Print Email


6 fresh pears, peeled and sprinkled with the lemon juice as they are peeled (Bosc is the traditional variety for this recipe, but any variety may be used.)

1/4 cup lemon juice
2 TBS fresh lemon zest
2/3 cup sugar
2-1/4 cups of water
1 bottle of red wine
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 pinch ground cloves

Fat free chocolate syrup

In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, make a simple syrup by combining red wine, sugar, water, lemon juice and lemon peel. Bring to a boil and reduce by ¼. Add cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves and stir. Stand pears in the pan with syrup, not touching each other. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Let pears cool in syrup, then gently lift with a slotted spoon, place on a platter or bowl and set red wine mixture aside.

To serve: Pour chocolate into individual serving bowls and warm slightly in microwave. Place poached pear on top of chocolate and drizzle with poaching juices. Top with additional chocolate syrup or chocolate shavings. Note: Pears can be poached a couple days ahead of time and refrigerated and warmed in the microwave or eaten cold. Serves 6
---

Search Site

only search Tony's Market
Order your Thanksgiving Dinner with our new online
Tony