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Recipe: Poached Pears with Apricot Syrup

Here's a little something I experimented with for a simple dessert.

Ingredients:
1 can pear halves in syrup
2 tablespoons honey
4 tablespoons apricot jam
2 pats butter

Directions:
Add butter to skillet set on low-medium. As it melts, add pear halves (with juice/syrup). Mix the apricot jam/preserves with honey and add to the skillet. Let cook (poach) for 10 minutes, stirring to make sure the syrup doesn't burn. Turn the pears over to cook on the other side... for another 5 minutes or so.

Serve one pear half, scooped-side up, on a pretty little plate, with a small dollop of sour cream (or cream cheese) on top, and drizzled with the apricot/pear/honey syrup. Sprinkle with chopped nuts if desired. Delicious!

Copyright (c) 2009 V P Lawrence-Williams

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