Poached Pears with Prunes

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September 17, 2013

September 17, 2013

Yield: 6 servings


2 quart(s) water
1 cup(s) sugar
1/2 navel orange, with skin sliced 1/2 inch thick
1 3-inch cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
1 whole(s) clove
6 large Bartlett pears, with stems peeled
12 pitted prunes
Butter cookies, for serving


1. In a large pot, bring the water to a boil with the sugar, orange slices, cinnamon stick, bay leaf and clove; stir to dissolve the sugar. Add the pears and prunes and cook over moderate heat, turning the pears often, until the pears are tender, about 25 minutes.
2. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the pears and prunes to a shallow serving bowl. Boil the poaching liquid over high heat until reduced to 1 1/2 cups, about 10 minutes. Strain the syrup over the pears. Serve warm or at room temperature, with the butter cookies alongside.

Recipe provided by Huffington Post

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