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       Title: Poached Pears In Wine
  Categories: #5, Tvfn
       Yield: 1 servings
  
  
         4    Bosc pears -- firm * see
   :          note
         1    bottle Zinfandel wine
         1 c  sugar
     1 1/2 c  water
         6    peppercorns
         1    vanilla bean
       1/3 lb Gorgonzola dolce
       1/4 c  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.
   
   TIP:
   
   ASIAN PEAR SALSA
   
   Substitute Asian pears for pears or apples in your
   favorite fruit salsa recipe. Use mint instead of
   cilantro.
   
   Copyright, 1996, TV FOOD NETWORK, G.P., All Rights
   Reserved
   
   NOTES : Can also use Comice.
   
   Recipe By     : PICK OF THE DAY  SHOW #PD7713  #5
   
                                         Date: Tue, 29
   Oct 1996 11:18:55 -0500 (
  
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