Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Poached Pears in a Chocolate Raspberry Wine Sauce
3 firm pears, peeled, cored, and cut into quarters
2 c. Chocolate Raspberry Wine (photo after directions)
3/4 c. sugar
1 vanilla bean, cut lengthwise
cool whip for topping
Heat the chocolate raspberry wine and the vanilla bean in a saucepan on medium-low heat. When the wine starts to bubble slightly, add the sugar and stir until it dissolves. Add the pears to the wine and cook for 10 minutes. Remove the pears and place on your serving dish. Simmer the wine a while longer (3-5 minutes) to thicken to a syrup/sauce consistency. Spoon over your pears. Add cool whip or ice cream to serve with it.