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Poached pears in red wine sauce

Create a decadent dessert with less than ten ingredients that will impress everyone with its vibrant colour and juicy sweet flavour.
Poached pears in red wine sauceAustralian Women's Weekly



1.Place sugar, wine, water, cinnamon and lemon rind into a medium saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 5 minutes or until slightly reduced.
2.Meanwhile, peel pears and, using a small sharp knife, remove cores from underside of pears.
3.Lower pears into poaching liquid and simmer, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes or until tender, turning pears occasionally during cooking so they colour evenly.
4.Transfer pears to a heated plate and cover to keep warm. Boil the remaining liquid for about 10 minutes or until it becomes syrupy. Serve pears with syrupy red wine sauce and ice-cream or double cream, if desired.

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