Poached Pears with Sauterne or Muscat, Etc.... Recipe

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Poached Pears with Sauterne or Muscat, Etc....

From Dorothyy McNett's recipes at www.dorothymcnett.com. Use any nice sweet dessert wine such as sauterne or muscat for a French accent, or use amaretto for an Italian accent! Have fun!!

2 - 3 firm but ripe pears
1 - 2 tablespoons sauterne or muscat
pinches of nutmeg
4 egg yolks
1 whole egg
1 tablespoon raw sugar or honey
1/2 cup sauterne or muscat
1/2 cup whipping cream
3 - 4 tablespoons chopped pistachio or pine nuts

Using a grapefruit knife or a tomato corer, remove the core from the bottom of each pear. Place the pears standing up in a glass or ceramic pie plate or small casserole. Splash with 1 - 2 tablespoons sauterne or muscat and sprinkle with pinches of nutmeg. Cover loosely with a piece of waxed paper. Cook in microwave 6 - 8 minutes or until pears are tender but firm. (Figure about 3 minutes per pear). Set aside to cool. In a glass or ceramic batter bowl whisk the egg yolks, the egg, and the sugar very well. Add the sweet wine and heat in microwave 30 seconds. Whisk very well. Cook 30 seconds more and whisk well and then another 30 seconds and whisk well. Mixture should be a smooth custard, making sure you whisk very well to keep it smooth. Refrigerate until cool and then whip the cream and fold it into the custard. Leave the pears whole, or slice in half. Pile the cool custard into the cool pears. Garnish with the nuts and serve!

Recipe created 2019-08-26.

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