Poached Pears With Crème Anglaise

Poached Pears With Crème Anglaise
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The vanilla bean adds a wonderful smooth rich flavor to this easy, yet elegant dessert.
15 min
Prep Time
1:40
Total Time
4 servings

Ingredients

Creme Sauce

2/3 cup
Land O Lakes® Half & Half
1/2
vanilla bean, sliced open lengthwise
1/3 cup
sugar
2
large Land O Lakes® Eggs (yolks only)

Pears

1/4 cup
sugar
1 1/2 cups
white Zinfandel wine or white grape juice
3
whole cloves
1
cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon
lemon juice
2 medium
ripe pears, cut in half lengthwise, core removed

Garnish

Fresh raspberries, if desired

Directions

  1. Cook half & half and vanilla bean in 1-quart saucepan over medium heat 3-5 minutes or until mixture just comes to a boil. Remove from heat; remove vanilla bean.
  2. Stir together 1/3 cup sugar and egg yolks in bowl with whisk until light and lemon-colored. Gradually whisk hot half & half into beaten egg yolk mixture; return mixture to saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 2-3 minutes or until mixture reaches 160°F and is thick enough to coat back of metal spoon. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  3. Combine 1/4 cup sugar, wine, cloves, cinnamon stick and lemon juice in 10-inch skillet. Cook over medium heat 3-4 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Place flat-side of pear halves on cutting board; make 3 to 4 lengthwise cuts in each pear half, starting about 1/2 inch from stem and cutting to bottom. (Pear will have wide flat slices) Place pears in wine mixture; spoon wine mixture over pears to prevent browning. Cook over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until pears are fork tender.
  4. Spoon about 3 tablespoonscreme sauce onto each of 4 individual serving dishes; place pear halves in sauce. Garnish with raspberries, if desired.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
290
Cholesterol
70mg
Carbohydrates
44g
Protein
2g
Fat
6g
Sodium
25mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

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