Magic Microwave Poached Pears

You'll be amazed that you can make this truly elegant dessert in a dorm room.

2 cups dry red wine
1 cup sugar
pinch ground cloves
pinch ground ginger
pinch ground cinnamon
1  bay leaf
4  black peppercorns
2  firm pears
4  small scoops vanilla ice cream
In a microwavable bowl, mix together the wine, sugar, and spices; microwave for 4 minutes.

Peel the pears and cut in half lengthwise. Carefully remove the cores with a melon baller. Place in the wine.

Cover and microwave the pears for 6 minutes, flipping them halfway through. Remove the pears and cook the liquid for 3 minutes. Cool the pears and the liquid.

Top the pears with syrup and top with scoop of ice cream.

Ease of Preparation: Easy

Preparation Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Servings: 2

Recipe By: David Poran

From:  Knack College Cookbook
Used with permission of Globe Pequot