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French Orange Poached Pears (Poire Avec Orange)

Rated as 4.39 out of 5 Stars

"A lovely version of poached pears that I learned when visiting France. The syrup creates a marmalade flavor! It's perfect!"
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Ingredients

1 h 45 m servings 498 cals
Original recipe yields 3 servings

Directions

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  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, mix together the orange juice, brown and white sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Place pears into the syrup, and cover; simmer pears for 1 hour and 15 minutes, spooning sauce over pears every 10 minutes, and turning pears over twice during cooking time.
  2. Transfer pears to individual serving dishes. Continue cooking the syrup, stirring often, until thickened, about 15 more minutes, then mix in the walnuts. Pour the sauce over the pears to serve.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 498 calories; 13.2 g fat; 95 g carbohydrates; 4.5 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 14 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This was absolutely delicious. I do not know why, but this recipe called to me to be poured over vanilla ice cream a la banana foster. I am so glad that I did. Although I did not change the reci...

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Taste was nice, but pears fell apart. I could not core a pear without cutting it in half, so my pear did not look anything like the photograph. Would not try this for guests without testing it...

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This was absolutely delicious. I do not know why, but this recipe called to me to be poured over vanilla ice cream a la banana foster. I am so glad that I did. Although I did not change the reci...

Taste was nice, but pears fell apart. I could not core a pear without cutting it in half, so my pear did not look anything like the photograph. Would not try this for guests without testing it...

A wonderful autumn dish and so simple to make.

This was delicious. On the suggestion of another reviewer, I used much less sugar - half quantities. I was also skeptical about the amount of vanilla extract - I've never used a recipe that call...

I quartered and cored the pears before cooking. They were so delicious on their own, but I also ate some with my morning oatmeal with a little of the syrup drizzled over. They would be awesome o...

This is so simple and yet elegant. Wonderful flavor, would make a nice company meal dessert served in champaine glasses. I will make again.

I have never bothered to rate a recipe before, but this was so good I couldn't resist. I didn't have brown sugar, so I substituted a random amount of honey. This was spectacular.

oh my goodness...by far the best dessert ive made yet and the kids LOVED it ! ( the only thing i changed was the oj..i didnt have the real thing so i used sunny D lol and it still tastes fabulo...

I didn't have orange juice so I used 1 cup Hungarian apricot brandy and 1/2 cup water instead. I also quartered the pears. I served them over vanilla ice cream. It was sweet but really yummy.