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Poached pears in red wine

Try this simple and healthy dessert recipe that looks suitably posh, is easy to pull together and tastes great.

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes

Ingredients (serves 2):
500ml red wine
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp cinnamon sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp orange juice
1 tbsp orange zest (optional)
2 firm pears, peeled

1. Place red wine, cinnamon stick, cinnamon sugar, brown sugar, orange juice and zest in a medium-size pot. Over medium heat, bring to a boil and stir until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat until the liquid is simmering.
2. Place the pears on their sides into the poaching liquid. Spoon the liquid over to make sure the pears are well-coated and simmer for about 40 to 50 minutes, turning them occasionally so they cook evenly, until the pears are soft but not mushy. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
3. Serve the pears with some of the poaching liquid and a scoop of frozen berry yoghurt.

Recipe source: Food & Travel magazine (Apr 2010)