Weight Watchers Sautéed Duck with Pears and Apples

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Weight Watchers Sautéed Duck with Pears and Apples

Weight Watchers Sautéed Duck with Pears and  Apples

Ingredients

  • 4 (4–5-ounce) skinless boneless duck breasts
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 2 pears, peeled, cored, and cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 Golden Delicious apple, peeled, cored, and cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ cup brandy
  • ¾ cup apple juice
  • ? cup prepared duck demi-glace
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle the duck with ½ teaspoon of the salt and ? teaspoon of the pepper. Melt 2 teaspoons of the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the duck and cook until browned and just cooked through, about 4 minutes on each side. Cut each duck breast into 4 slices, transfer to a plate, and keep warm.
  2. Wipe out the skillet and melt the remaining 2 teaspoons butter. Add the pears, apple, sugar, and thyme; cook, stirring frequently, until the fruit is light golden, about 4 minutes. Add the brandy and cook 1 minute. Add the apple juice and demi-glace; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until slightly thickened, about 4 minutes.
  3. Dissolve the cornstarch in the water; add to the skillet, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until the mixture bubbles and thickens, about 1 minute. Stir in the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and ? teaspoon pepper. Serve the sauce with the duck breasts.

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