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poached-pears recipe

Date:    Wed, 09 Nov 94 21:40:31 EST
 From:    Bobbi Pasternak (bobbi@clark.net)
 Here's an article from the Nov/Dec '94 issue of Vegetarian Journal.
 By Nanette Blanchard
      The following recipes are adapted from my upcoming cookbook,
 _'Tis the Season: A Vegetarian Christmas Cookbook_, to be
 published in August of 1995 by Fireside/Simon & Schuster.
 (Makes 8 pear halves) 
      I love the texture and buttery flavor of poached pears. This
 microwave poaching method is so simple that sometimes I buy a
 big bag of pears and poach them all at once. They can then be
 refrigerated and covered and eaten as snacks throughout the
 next week.  Bosc and Bartlett pears are the best varieties for
      This is a nice holiday recipe because the cranberry juice turns
 the pears a pale pink color. These pears are pretty garnished
 with some fresh mint sprigs. This recipe is best made at least 30
 minutes in advance to give the pears time to cool. 
 4 pears, preferably Bosc
 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
 1 cup cranapple juice
      Halve, peel, and core the pears. Sprinkle freshly cut pears with
 lemon juice to prevent browning. Place in microwave-safe dish
 and cover with cranapple juice. Cover and cook on high 6 - 8
 minutes or until pears are fork tender. (Check the pears after 6 
 minutes; the fresher the pears, the longer they'll take to cook.)
 Spoon juice over pears, cover, and let stand 30 minutes or
 refrigerate overnight.
 Total Calories Per Half Pear: 62; Fat: (1 gram  
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