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Orange Poached Pears



A special treat for the holiday season!


4 large pears (not overly ripe)
470 ml2 c. orange juice
5 ml1 tsp. vanilla extract
4-5 whole cloves

jar of caramel sauce (warmed)


Slice pears in half and remove center/seeds. Place in sauce pan with the orange juice, vanilla, cloves, and cinnamon. Add a bit of water, if needed. Simmer over medium heat until pears are tender.

While still hot, transfer the pears into dessert dishes and drizzle with warm caramel sauce.

Serves 2-4 people

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This sounds good, but I have yet to find a commercial caramel sauce that is vegan. They always contain butter and/or cream. There are ways to make a vegan sauce at home, however, and you can find them in many vegan cookbooks or on line.

If anyone has a vegan caramel sauce you have made and liked, please send the recipe. We'll add it to our collection.------Eve