poached pear in red wine sauce
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Poached Pears in Red Wine| Recipe

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This Poached Pears in Red Wine Recipe is a late summer treat although most grocery stores may carry pears much earlier in the season. Having a perfectly ripe one, drowned in wine and sweetened with just a bit of honey is an absolute treat.

poached pears in red wine sauce

I find the most satisfying foods are the ones that are simplest to prepare. There is something fresh, and bold in the tastes of them. This beautifully sweetened dessert hits the spot and to me its totally guilt free. I use honey instead of sugar on this one and it couldn’t be more satisfying. Make this for friends and you will impress with minimal effort.

What You’ll Need To Make Poached Pears In Red Wine:

4-5 Pears (I like to use Bosc if I can find them but Bartletts work fine too)

2 Cups of Cabernet Sauvignon

1/2 Cup of Real Honey

1 tbs of good quality vanilla

1 tsp of cinnamon

1 bay leaf

Directions:

In a small pot, add all the ingredients except the pears and begin heating until it comes to a low boil. While you wait, peel the skin from the pears leaving the stems on. Take a whisk and make sure all ingredients are incorporated before adding the pears.

Once added, turn the heat to a medium simmer and cover. Stir them around every few minutes to make sure they cook evenly. They should simmer around 20 minutes or until tender and are deep red in color. Let them cool completely in the pan.

Once cooled, place the entire pan in the fridge to chill. Serve them chilled with the sauce poured over. They are perfectly delicious by themselves but you can always add some vanilla ice cream or some whipped cream if you like.

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Poached Pears in Red Wine| Recipe

Yield: 4-5 servings

a delicious sweet wine infused pear best served with ice cream or alone as a dessert

Ingredients

  • 4-5 Pears (I like to use Bosc if I can find them but Bartletts work fine too)
  • 2 Cups of Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1/2 Cup of Real Honey
  • 1 tbs of good quality vanilla
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf

Instructions

    1. In a small pot, add all the ingredients except the pears and begin heating until it comes to a low boil.
    2. While you wait, peel the skin from the pears leaving the stems on.
    3. Take a whisk and make sure all ingredients are incorporated before adding the pears.
    4. Once added, turn the heat to a medium simmer and cover. Stir them around every few minutes to make sure they cook evenly.
    5. They should simmer around 20 minutes or until tender and are deep red in color. Let them cool completely in the pan.
    6. Once cooled, place the entire pan in the fridge to chill.
    7. Serve them chilled with the sauce poured over.
    8. They are perfectly delicious by themselves but you can always add some vanilla ice cream or some whipped cream if you like.

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