Marsala-Poached Pears

Marsala-Poached Pears

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"Whether for a special occasion or a weeknight dessert, our Marsala-poached pears are delectable served warm with a bit of ice cream or whipped cream. Easier than pie, with the wonderful flavor of Marsala wine."

Ingredients 35 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 129 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 129 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 4 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.3g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 29 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cut pears in half lengthwise and remove cores. Measure Marsala cooking wine into a small mixing bowl. Add brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir to dissolve sugar.
  2. Melt butter in a large 12-inch skillet. Stir in Marsala mixture. Cook over medium heat until bubbly. Place pears in pan, cut side down. Cover and cook over medium-low heat 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 30-45 minutes or until cool enough to serve.
  3. Place each pear half in a small bowl. Stir remaining sauce in pan; drizzle each serving with 1-2 teaspoons warm sauce. Top with a small scoop of ice cream, and if desired, toasted pecans. Serve immediately.
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Footnotes

  • Use an apple corer to easily remove cores from pear halves.
  • If pears are really firm and green, add 5 minutes to the cooking time.
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onthego4
3/6/2014

Not crazy about the sauce but the combination of pear and cinnamon makes it delicious.

Stephanie
2/14/2015

Made this recipe exactly as written with leftover Marsala wine from Chicken Marsala. We did not have ice cream so served with cool whip instead.

Kate
11/18/2014

This recipe was divine AND was easy!! My husband and I loved it! I substituted apple juice for the wine since I didn't have any wine on hand and I also substituted cloves for nutmeg (just as a personal preference). Will definitely be making this again!