Poached Pears in Red Wine

Poaching pears is extremely easy and so tasty. This recipe is an elegant version that will impress any guest. It also refrigerates quite well if you decide to make it for yourself to enjoy over the course of a week or so.

Serving size

1

Makes

6

Prep time: 20min
Cook time: 15min
Total: 35min

Ingredients

6 ripe medium (178g each) pears, peeled and cored, quartered

2 cups red wine (Burgundy was used for nutrient analysis)

½ cup sugar

1 lemon peel, sliced into fine julienne strips

1 cinnamon stick

3 cloves

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutrition Info

Makes:Serving size: 1

Calories

236

Fat

<1 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Trans Fat

0 g

Cholesterol

0 mg

Carbohydrates

47 g

Sugar

34 g

Fiber

6 g

Protein

<1 g

Sodium

2 mg

Calcium

18 mg

Phosphorus

21 mg

Potassium

209 mg

Instructions

  1. Place the pears in a saucepan and add the wine and sugar.
  2. Add the slivered peel to the saucepan, along with cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, or until pears are tender.
  4. Transfer the pears and the lemon peel to a serving dish and set aside.
  5. Bring the cooking liquid in the saucepan to a boil.
  6. Reduce liquid to half or until it becomes syrupy.
  7. Pour the sauce over the pears.
  8. Cool and serve. You may also prepare in advance and serve chilled.
Recipe contributed by FamilyCook Productions

Investing in a good, sharp paring knife does not have to break the bank. With this tool, it will make quick work of paring fruits or vegetables as for these pears. Additionally, creating julienne strips of the lemon rind will be very speedy too.

The peeled lemon from this recipe can be reserved for another use.