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How To Make Poached Pears In Wine

How To Make Poached Pears In Wine

Poached Pears in Wine Recipe. A delicious, yet light dessert - make as naughty as you like by serving with cream, ice cream or chocolate sauce! Experience our Poached Pears in Wine recipe.


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Step 1: You will need..

  • 4 large pears
  • 1 bottle of red or white wine
  • 300 g caster sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 a vanilla pod
  • 1 pan with lid
  • 1 vegetable peeler
  • 1 knife
  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 slotted spoon

Step 2: Add the wine

Pour enough of the wine into the pan to cover the pears, but do not put the pears in yet.

Step 3: Add sugar & spices

Add the sugar, cinnamon and vanilla pod and put the lid on the pan.

Step 4: Heat the wine mixture

Bring the wine to a simmer.

Step 5: Peel the pears

Whilst the wine is heating, peel the pears, leaving them whole with the stalks on.

Step 6: Poach the pears

Put the pears into the wine and turn down the heat. Allow the pears to cook for approximately 2 hours at a very low heat.

Step 7: Remove the pears

Remove the pears and place them onto the chopping board.

Step 8: Reduce the wine

Boil the wine on a medium heat until the mixture thickens and reduces by approximately two thirds, enough to coat the pears.

Step 9: Cut the bottom off each pear

Cut a sliver off the bottom of each pear so they stand upright.

Step 10: Serve

Place a pear stalk side up and then spoon over the wine marinade. Serve with an accompaniment of your choice such as cream, ice cream or chocolate sauce.