Poached Pears with Yogurt Sauce
Combine white wine with about 200 ml (approximately 3/4 cup) of water, sugar, spices and lemon juice and bring to a boil.
Peel pears, halve and core. Place into white wine syrup and bring to a boil. Simmer for a few minutes and cool, covered.
Whisk yogurt with honey and pear brandy until smooth. Remove pears from syrup and arrange on plates. Drizzle with sauce and sprinkle with crushed chocolate chip cookies, if desired. Serve.