Wine Poached Seckel Pears

Total Time:
55 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
45 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 bottle Merlot, divided
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 Seckel pears, peeled
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Fresh mint leaves, chiffonade, optional
Directions

In a large saucepan, whisk together Merlot (reserving 2 cups), star anise, cinnamon stick, and sugar. Bring to a boil.

Add pears and remaining 2 cups of Merlot. Allow pears to cook in the wine and flavorings, simmering at a low boil.

In a small bowl, whisk together mascarpone, sugar, and cream. Add fresh mint, if desired.

Place a dollop of mascarpone cheese onto each plate. Top with 1 or 2 pears and serve.


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