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Spiced Wine Poached Pears

  Photographer: Orphee Okito These spiced pears are poached in what you would think of a a mulled wine. Red Wine Poached Pears are a classic French dessert. It’s such a simple dessert, yet delightfully flavorful and very elegant and impressive. They have a great balance of sweet, spice and fruity flavors, and the deep red color turns this into a beautiful centerpiece dessert too. The French used it as a way to consume fruits that were not ripening to their liking on the tree; this way the fruit would not go to waste. By combining peeled pears with wine and a bouquet of spices, the people of the region were able to maximize their harvest while creating a dish that highlights the fruit's...

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