Red Wine Poached Pear with Mascarpone and Candied Almonds
- Poached Pears
- 6 Bosc USA Pears
- 1 750 ml bottle red table wine
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons Chinese Five Spice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- Mascarpone Filling
- 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 cup candied sliced almonds, such as Almond Accents® Honey Roasted Sliced Almonds
Peel pear and core from the bottom to extract core and seeds.
In a saucepan, combine wine, granulated sugar, five spice, cinnamon and cloves. Add pears and just enough wine to cover pears. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat until pears are tender, about 30 minutes. Remove pears and cool to room temperature. Cover and chill.
Simmer wine mixture until reduced to a syrupy consistency.
Whip mascarpone, cream, powdered sugar and almond extract on high speed until mixture forms firm peaks.
To serve: Spoon 2 tablespoons mascarpone filling into center of each pear. Place on dessert plates. Spoon 2 tablespoons mascarpone around bottom of pears. Drizzle 2 tablespoons slightly warm wine syrup over each pear. Garnish with candied almonds and serve immediately.
- Serving Size: 1 Pear (360g)
- Calories: 800
- Carbohydrate: 106g
- Dietary Fiber: 8g
- Protein: 8g