Wine-Poached Pears

Wine-Poached Pears

What you'll need

  • 4 unit pears, peeled with stem in tact, blossom end scooped out (melon-baller works great)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar (I used sugar in the raw - you can also use honey)
  • 1 dash lemon zest
  • 1 dash sugar

Serves: 2-4, depen

  1. In a non-reactive medium sized pot, bring the water, wine and sugar to a boil.
  2. Turn it down to a simmer and add the pears, spices and zest. Simmer for 30 minutes. If the liquid doesn't cover the fruit, you can add more water, however I just rotated the pears every 5-10 minutes and it worked fine.
  3. Remove from heat to cool. Serve warm or refrigerate overnight to develop more flavor (recommend!). Yummy with a dollop of ice cream. You may cook the poaching liquid down further to serve with the fruit or serve as is.

Submitted by: Liz

Thanks to: The Art of Simple Food