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Brischtner Nytlae (Dried Pears Poached In Spice Wine)

Courses: Dessert
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

16   Dried pears
3/8   Red wine - (1 3/4 cups)
1   Cinnamon
60   Granulated sugar - (2 oz)
1   Clove
2 tablespoons 30mlHoney
1 tablespoon 15mlButter
  Lemon juice
  Rice Pudding
1/4   Milk - (7/8 cup)
50   Unpolished rice - (1.75 oz)
1 1/2 tablespoons 22mlButter
1 tablespoon 15mlKefir - (or yogurt)
2 tablespoons 30mlWhipped cream
  Granulated sugar
  Walnuts - freshly roasted
  Angelica - finely chopped
  (or other Fruits - - confits')

Recipe Instructions

Brischtner nytlae (Dried pears poached in spiced wine with rice pudding)

PEARS: Soak the pears one day in advance. Drain the pears. In a small saucepan bring wine, cinnamon, sugar and clove to a boil. Add the pears and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove the pears, set aside.

SAUCE: Stir the honey into wine. Bring to a simmer and reduce liquid over moderate heat to half its volume. Remove spices. Stir the butter into the sauce and season with 2-3 drops of lemon juice. Keep warm.

RICE PUDDING: Bring mild to a boil. Add a pinch of salt, stir in the rice and cook until tender. Stir the butter into the rice. Let cool. Add some sugar (if necessary !), mix in the walnuts, stir in the kefir and the whipped cream.

SERVING: Rice and pears should be served at room temperature. Arrange on dessert plates. Pour sauce around pears and rice-pudding. Garnish with chopped angelica (or other Fruits confits').

Cooking Light, Nov/Dec 1994, page 130


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