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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 218.6
  • Total Fat: 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 8.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 55.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.3 g
  • Protein: 1.0 g

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Pears Poached in Earl Grey Tea with Dried Fruit

Submitted by: FAITMAKER
Pears Poached in Earl Grey Tea with Dried Fruit

Introduction

The tea adds an elegant complexity to the sauce for the pears, dried apricots, and cherries. Using dried tart cherries instead of Bing cherries helps balance the sweetness. The tea adds an elegant complexity to the sauce for the pears, dried apricots, and cherries. Using dried tart cherries instead of Bing cherries helps balance the sweetness.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 cups water
    2 Earl Grey tea bags
    1/2 cup sugar
    2 large firm but ripe Bosc pears (about 12 ounces), peeled, halved lengthwise, cored
    8 dried apricot halves
    4 whole cloves
    1/4 cup dried tart cherries

Directions

Bring 2 cups water to boil in medium saucepan. Add tea bags. Remove from heat. Cover and let steep 10 minutes. Discard tea bags.
Add sugar to tea and stir over medium heat until dissolved. Add pears, apricots, and cloves. (Tip: Put cloves in a tea ball.)
Cover and simmer until pears are just tender, about 8 minutes. Add cherries and simmer 1 minute. Using slotted spoon, transfer pears, apricots, and cherries to bowl.
Boil syrup in saucepan until reduced to 3/4 cup, about 5 minutes. Pour syrup over fruit. Chill until cold, about 3 hours. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and keep chilled.)

Divide fruit and syrup among 4 bowls and serve.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FAITMAKER.






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  • This was a success at a recent Thanksgiving dinner. For my version used Constant Comment tea bags - which gave it more of a cinnamon-spicy taste. Next time I will see what the Bergamot flavor of Earl Grey will do. I split the pears into quarters lengthwise, and added more dried fruit. - 11/24/12

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