Brandied Poached Pears - Just Fruit Recipes

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Brandied Poached Pears

4 fresh pears
lemon juice
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon peach brandy
4 teaspoons toasted almonds -- sliced

Peel, core and halve pears, brushing halves with lemon juice. In an 8-inch skillet combine 1/2 cup water and sugar. Bring to boil over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice and the pear halves. Reduce heat. cook, covered, for 8 to 10 minutes or till pears are tender. Remove from heat. Add brandy. Cover; chill pears in poaching liquid.

For each serving, place 2 pear halves in a stemmed glass, standing upright and slightly overlapping. Pour 2 tablespoons poaching liquid over each serving. Sprinkles the toasted almonds over the pear halves.

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