*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                               Poached Pears
 
 Recipe By     : Elizabeth Powell
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:40
 Categories    : Desserts                         Fruit
                 Healthy And Hearty
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      sticks        cinnamon
      1/2  teaspoon      whole cloves
      1/2  teaspoon      allspice berries
    1      quart         dry white wine
    1 1/2  cups          sugar
    6                    pears
 
      Tie spices loosely in a cheesecloth bag. Add to wine and sugar in a large
 kettle. Bring just to boiling, turn heat to low, and simmer 5-10 minutes.
      Peel, core, and halve pears and place in simmering wine mixture. Simmer
 10 minutes, remove from heat. Allow to steep in wine at least 20 minutes. May
 be served warm or chilled.
 
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 NOTES : For a non-alcoholic version, use unsweetened sparkling cider in place
 of wine.