Pear Sparkler

Pear Sparkler image Image by: Pear Sparkler image Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2013

Ingredients

  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Bosc pears peeled
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 oz pear brandy such as Poire William
  • 1 bottle sparkling wine chilled

Method

Using paring knife, halve vanilla bean; scrape out seeds and add to sugar, rubbing with fingers to combine. Set aside in shallow dish.

Using small end of melon baller, scoop out pear flesh to make 18 balls; toss with lemon juice. Strain, reserving juice; set aside.

Moisten rim of 6 chilled champagne flutes with reserved juice; press rim into vanilla sugar to coat.

Drop 3 pear balls into each glass. Pour 1 tbsp brandy into each; top up glasses with sparkling wine.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 7 mg
  • Sugars 8 g
  • Protein trace
  • Calories 149.0
  • Total fat 0 g
  • Potassium 133 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 9 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 1.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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