Recipe courtesy of Food Network
Show: Food 911
Episode: Turkey & Wine
Save Recipe Print
Total:
45 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
35 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Directions

Peel pears, leaving stems intact, and cut a thin slice from bottom of each if necessary to enable pears to stand upright when served. Set aside.

Put sugar in a 3-quart heavy saucepan and melt over moderate heat until it begins to caramelize. Continue to cook, keeping a close eye and the sugar constantly circulating. Cook until the sugar is a deep golden caramel. Stir in the butter carefully, as the mixture may bubble up. Simmer and stir until caramel sauce has developed, about 5 minutes. Pour in wine and scrape in the seeds from the vanilla bean.

Carefully arrange pears in the poaching liquid. They should be completely covered by the liquid, add water if they are not. Simmer pears, turning them occasionally, until tender, about 20 minutes.

Test by inserting a knife into the fattest part of the pear, it should come out with no resistance. Finish off with lemon juice to wake up the flavor. Gently remove the pears to a serving dish, cut side down. Pour the wine syrup over the pears. Serve with gorgonzola and candied walnuts.

Get the Recipe

Over-the-Top Snickers Dessert

Get that classic Snickers flavor in every bite of this over-the-top pie.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Red Wine Sangria

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Red Wine Pot Roast

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

Recipe courtesy of Claire Robinson

Red Wine Risotto with Peas

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Steak with Red Wine-Shallot Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Poached Pears in Honey, Ginger and Cinnamon Syrup

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Flat Iron Steak with Red Wine Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Red Wine and Wild Mushroom Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Linguine with Braised Red Wine Short Rib Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Browse Reviews By Keyword