Poached Pears

Red.. Red.. Peaar.. It's up to you you you..



Ingredients:

- 2 cups dry red wine, such as Cabernet or Merlot

- 1 tbsp plus 1/4 teaspoon Stevia (zero calorie sugar substitute)

- Juice of one orange 

- 1 stick cinnamon

- 4 firm, ripe pears


Directions:

In a 4-quart saucepan, combine wine, stevia, and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. While liquid is simmering, peel pears, leaving stems intact. 

Slice 1/2 inch off the base of pears to create a flat bottom. Gently place pears in liquid, cover, and simmer, turning every 5 minutes, until pears are cooked but still firm, 20 to 25 minutes. 

Remove from saucepan and set aside.

Turn the heat up to medium-high and cook the liquid until it is thickened and slightly syrupy, about 15 minutes. Pour sauce over pears and chill at least 3 hours before serving.


Serves: 4

Calories: 110 cals per pear

Carbohydrates: 18 grams

Protein: 6 grams

Low Fat √ Low Sodium √ Low Cholesterol √ Low Sugar √ High Blood Pressure Friendly √ Gluten Friendly √