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How to Poach Pears in Port

Enjoy these poached pears in desserts or on salads.

Step 1:

Peel two slightly under-ripe, medium-sized pears. Cut each pear in half, and then remove the cores.

Step 2:

In a 8” wide pot, place 1 cup port, 1 cup water, ¼ cup sugar, 2 cloves and a cinnamon stick, broken in three. Bring to a simmer. Add the pears, cover and cook until just tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, take off lid and let pears cool in the port mixture. Store pears in the fridge in the liquid until needed.

Step 3:

When ready to use pears, on such things as a salad, remove from the liquid and set on a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to slice and fan each pear, gently pressing down on it to spread open

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