Poached Pears
Just enough spice to make this special!

Servings: 8

• 8 Bosc pears (with stems), peeled and cored (core from bottom of pear)
• Zest of one lemon
• 1 cinnamon stick
• 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
• 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
• 3 cups apple cider

In a large saucepan, combine lemon zest, cut into thin strips, cinnamon stick, broken in half, allspice, ground pepper, apple cider, and 1 cup water.

Add pears. Bring to a simmer. Cook, turning pears occasionally, until cooked but still firm, but not falling apart, about 20 minutes. Remove pears from liquid; transfer to large bowl.

Raise heat to high; boil cider mixture until reduced to a syrup, about 15 minutes. Discard cinnamon. Pour syrup over pears; refrigerate.

To serve, slice off a sliver from the bottom of each pear (so it stands upright).

Per Serving: 147 Calories; 1g Fat (4.6% calories from fat); trace Saturated Fat; 1g Protein; 38g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 3mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 2 1/2 Fruit; 0 Fat.

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