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Poached Pears


  • 2 pears, peeled
  • 1 cup Tassel Ridge Iowa Candleglow┬« Red
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick, about 3 inches long
  • pinch of salt


  1. Combine pears, Iowa Candleglow Red, water, sugar, cloves, cinnamon stick, and salt in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer. Simmer 30 to 40 minutes, or until pears are easily pierced with tip of paring knife. Remove from heat. Put pears and liquid into bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use.