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Magnotta Poached Pears

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(NC) - A really great dessert that is easy to make. Serve with Magnotta Vidal Limited Edition Icewine VQA.


  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 4 almost ripe pears (bosc or others with stems on)

Magnotta Poached Pears
Caramel Sauce (optional)

  • 1 tbsp. icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon


In a large saucepan, combine water, sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

Peel and core pears, leaving the stems intact. Add pears to boiling syrup; reduce heat to simmer gently. Cover pot with a lid to help cook the pears. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until tender. Remember to turn the pears halfway through cooking.

Pour hot caramel sauce over pears and powder with a combination of icing sugar and ground cinnamon.

Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings

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