• Prep Time
    45 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    45 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 4

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    Tequila Poached Pears with Cactus Pear Coulis

    Tequila Poached Pears with Cactus Pear Coulis

    As it turns out, pears and cactus pears make the perfect pair! Poaching pears in tequila is a surprisingly easy affair and a decadent treat. A drizzle of lightly sweetened cactus pear sauce adds a vibrant touch of color perfect for the holiday season.

    cactus pears, carefully peeled
    1 1/2
    sugar-free jam
    good quality tequila
    agave syrup
    orange, zested and juiced
    Bosc pears
    Place the cactus pears and jam in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into a small pot and reduce by about half over a medium-low flame.
    Use a large silicon spatula to press the mixture through a sieve. Cool to room temperature and chill.
    In a medium pot, combine the tequila, 1 1/2 cups water, agave syrup, orange zest and juice and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil over high heat.
    Reduce the heat to a simmer and cover. Cook, covered for about 15 minutes.
    In the meantime, peel the pears, leaving the stems intact. Use a melon baller to core the pears working from the bottom up. Gently place the pears in the simmering tequila mixture.
    Cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a knife easily slides through the pear.
    Remove pears from the poaching liquid and cool. At this point you can reduce the poaching liquid to use as a sauce or reserve it for another use.
    Serve pears at room temperature with some cactus pear coulis.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 4

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