Poached Pears

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
50 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3 cups red wine, such as Cabernet or Merlot
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 clove
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 vanilla bean, cut in half lengthwise
  • 4 pears, such as Anjou, Bartlett or Bosc, cored and peeled
  • Whipped cream, for serving
  • Ground cinnamon, for serving
Directions
  • Combine the wine, sugar, cinnamon stick, star anise, clove, orange zest and vanilla bean in a deep pot and bring to a simmer. Add the pears, cover with a heatsafe plate (making sure that it fully submerges the fruit) and cook on low heat until you can pierce the pears easily with a knife, 30 to 45 minutes.

  • Serve with whipped cream and ground cinnamon.


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