Poached pearswith orange custard sauce

Poached Pears>with Orange Custard Sauce recipe

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Poached Pears Ingredients
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
2 firm Bosc pears, cored and halved
1/2 cup water
Orange Custard Sauce Ingredients
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
2 to 3 teaspoons cornstarch
1 cup milk or half & half
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Pears: Combine sugar and water in 2-quart baking dish. Microwave on high 2-1/2 to 3 minutes. Stir in orange peel. Add pears and microwave on high 7 to 10 minutes.

Orange Custard Sauce: Combine sugar, orange peel, and cornstarch. Blend in milk. Microwave at high 2 to 4 minutes. Blend small amount of hot mixture with beaten egg. Return to hot mixture. Microwave at medium 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture thickens.

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