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Honey Poached Pears with Amaretti Raisin Topping

Honey Poached Pears with Amaretti Raisin Topping
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  • 1 firm ripe pear, peeled 1 c. red wine
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Peel of 1/4 lemon (1/2 teaspoon)
  • 3/4 c. California raisins 1/4 c. coarsely crushed amaretti cookiesHoney Cream
  • 2 tbsp. lowfat sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp. honey
  • Pinch of cinnamon



1 Cut each pear in half; remove core and seeds with a small knife or melon baller.

2  Place in large saucepan with wine, honey, water, lemon juice and lemon peel.

3 Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Turn pears over and simmer for 10 minutes more.

4  Remove from liquid and let cool.

5  Place 3/4 cup poaching liquid in small saucepan with raisins. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes or until raisins are plump and sauce is syrupy.

6 Place each pear half, cut side up, on individual dessert plate. Top with equal amounts of raisins.

7  Then, sprinkle with crushed cookies.

8 Stir together sour cream, honey and cinnamon; place a spoonful beside each serving.

Source: California Raisin Marketing Board