*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                           POACHED PEARS IN WINE
 Recipe By     : PICK OF THE DAY  SHOW #PD7713  #5
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : #5                               Tvfn 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    4                    Bosc pears -- firm * see note
    1      bottle        Zinfandel
    1      cup           sugar
    1 1/2  cups          water
    6                    peppercorns
    1                    vanilla bean
      1/3  pound         Gorgonzola dolce
      1/4  cup           pecans, toasted -- coarsely chopped
 Peel the pears, core them from the bottom, leaving the stems on. In a large
 saucepan, add all of the ingredients except the pears and bring to a boil.
 Reduce the heat and add the pears, and simmer until the pears are tender,
 yet slightly firm in the center, about 30 minutes. Remove the pears,
 peppercorns and vanilla bean, and bring the mixture to a boil and cook over
 medium heat until the liquid is reduced to a syrup. 
 To serve 
 When the pears are cool, fill the cores with the cheese, place on the
 serving plate and drizzle withsauce. Top with toasted pecans.  
 Substitute Asian pears for pears or apples in your favorite fruit salsa
 recipe. Use mint instead of cilantro.
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 Rights Reserved 
  NOTES : Can also use Comice.
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