This is a fairly healthy option for dessert, especially if you leave out the whipped cream. Make sure to use extra dry champagne, or if you are using prosecco, make sure it’s not too sweet.
Poached Pears in Champagne
- 1 bottle inexpensive extra dry champagne
- 4 ripe pears skinned and cored
- 2 sticks cinnamon
- 6 whole cloves
- Cinnamon sugar
- Fresh amaretto whipped cream
Empty champagne in a stock pot and add cinnamon sticks and whole cloves. Bring to a simmer and add pears. Cook until a knife pierces through each pear easily, about 25 minutes. Serve on top of a dollop of Amaretto whipped cream and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.