Recipe a fresh Pear dessert to tickle your taste buds

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    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Okay, I ran my mouth before starting this recipe (there was no recipe, just a general idea that developed as I cooked), then after making it I had folks drooling at the shoutbox wanting pics and a recipe. I have no pics.
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    Here is the recipe. It will easily serve 2, or one selfish glutton
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    2 medium fresh pears ... mine were bosc. ripe and firm but just starting to soften
    1/2 cup sherry or marsala wine
    2 TBS butter
    2 TBS brown sugar
    2 heaping TBS sour cream
    2 thick slices whole wheat honey artisan bread (a crusty firm bread .... not that factory crap)
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    wash the pears, cut in half stem to stern to expose the core. now make quarters by splitting those halves.
    remove the seed cores. cut again lengthways into 1/8ths. I did not skin my pears. place pear pieces in a nonstick 9 or 10 inch skillet (single layer). pour wine over pears, cover, and poach at medium heat, (low boil) until pears are starting to noticeably soften. (I didn't time it 5 to 10 minutes) add butter and sprinkle with brown sugar. cover and continue to cook until sugar dissolves and butter melts. (maybe 3 - 5 minutes) uncover and stir all. baste pear wedges with sauce and cook down uncovered until sauce to near syrup point. turn off heat and blend/stir in sour cream.
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    place thick bread slice in bottom of each bowl. spoon pears evenly over each bread slice. pour remaining sauce evenly in each bowl, and serve hot. enjoy
     
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