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Poire Belle Helene Poached pears.
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Poached Pears

A classi French dessert of poached pears, ice cream and hot fudge.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 102kcal
Author: Cynthia


  • 1 bottle sweet white wine riesling, sparkling wine or Prosecco.
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 sugar
  • 4 firm pears such as Bosc or Bartlett


  • Peel pears up to the stem and core from the bottom
  • Bring water, Prosecco, and sugar to a boil in a large dutch oven or sauce pan, add pears and reduce heat to low.
  • Cover and simmer for about 10-12 minutes or until pears are tender, but not too soft. Let sit in the poaching liquid until cool. About 30 minutes.
  • Remove pears and refrigerate until ready to use.


Serving: 1pear | Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.3mg