The most amazing elegant dessert in an instant. Try these quick and easy poached pears cooked with port wine and spices, made in minutes in your Instant Pot®, ready to entertain any guests. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water, port, orange juice, sugar, orange zest, cinnamon sticks, and cloves in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Select Saute function and set timer for 3 minutes, until liquid begins to slightly simmer.

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  • Place pears inside the pot. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 8 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove lid. Transfer pears to a plate to cool, leaving juices in the pot.

  • Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove lid. Discard cinnamon sticks from the sauce. Place poached pears in bowls and drizzle with port sauce.

Nutrition Facts

385 calories; protein 1.4g; carbohydrates 77.4g; fat 0.5g; sodium 12.8mg. Full Nutrition
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