Pears with Raspberry Sauce

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The yummy recipe for Pears with Raspberry Sauce was shared by Constance Rak of Westlake, Ohio. 'This dish came about when I was expecting company and wanted to make a light pretty dessert with items that I already had on hand,' she recalls. 'My guests really enjoyed it. I now make it as often as I can--new audience, same dessert, everybody loves it!'

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  1. Place raspberries in a blender or food processor; cover and process until pureed. Strain, reserving juice; set aside. Discard seeds. Core pears from bottom, leaving stems intact. peel pears; set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring the grape juice, wine sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and lemon juice to a boil; add pears. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until tender; drain.
  3. For each serving, spoon raspberry sauce on plate, then top with a pear. Garnish with whipped cream.


Elegant desert, yet very easy to make. Must pay attention to the poaching time, since not all my pears were of the same ripeness. Some were cooked more quickly than others. Some took nearly 30 m...