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Poached Pear Delight

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“A mellow aromatic dessert with a delicious ginger ice cream! A good recipe to make the day before company's coming & assemble at the last minute. Refrigeration time is not included.”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. PEARS: Combine first 4 ingredients in medium saucepan; heat& stir over medium-high heat until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add pears& bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover& cook for about 30 minutes, turning pears several times, until they are tender.
  4. Remove pears from poaching liquid to medium sized bowl.
  5. Remove& discard cinnamon stick from poaching liquid; boil liquid for about 10 minutes, without stirring, until slightly thickened.
  6. Pour over pears; cool, cover& chill overnight or for at least 8 hours, turning pears occasionally.
  7. ICE CREAM: Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper.
  8. Combine almonds, maple syrup& cinnamon in a small bowl and place on prepared baking sheet; cook in preheated 375F oven for about 10 minutes, stirring once, until almonds are golden.
  9. Cool& chop.
  10. Put ice cream, ginger& almond mixture into a separate medium bowl& mix well.
  11. Cover& freeze overnight or at least 8 hours until firm.
  12. ASSEMBLY: About 30 minutes before serving, remove pears& their liquid from the refrigerator.
  13. Just before serving, place pears into serving dishes, divide& drizzle poaching liquid over pears and place 2 scoops of ice cream beside each pear.

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