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Poached Pears

These fresh pears poached in a brandy syrup are a very delicious dessert.


  • 4 cups water

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 6 pears (peeled)

  • 3 cinnamon quills

  • .25 cup brandy


  • 1.

    In a large deep pot over a medium heat stir the water, sugar, cinnamon and brandy until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to the boil.

  • 2.

    Add the pears, reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes. Make sure the pears stay under the syrup while cooking.

  • 3.

    Serve with whipped cream


Slice off the rounded base of the pear to achieve a flat surface on which to sit the pear for serving.

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