Wine Poached Pears
Who says dessert has to be fattening and unhealthy? Wine Poached Pears are the perfect finale to a meal and are also delicious for a light brunch.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 1 pear per person
- 2 Bosc pears
- 1/2 cup red wine (optional)
- 2 sticks
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 cup dried fruits (cranberry, cherry, blueberry)
- juice of two large lemons
Peel pears, cut into halves or quarters and place in a big bowl; squeeze lemon juice into bowl and coat pears (this keeps them from turning brown)
In a saucepan on medium heat, add wine, cloves, water, cinnamon and sugar; cook until sugar is dissolved
Add pear sections and turn heat to low
Simmer, covered 25-30 minutes, or until pears are tender
Remove pears with slotted spoon and set aside
Bring remaining wine/water mixture to rolling boil; add dried fruit and cook until fruit plumps up
Place pears in shallow bowl and drizzle wine/water mixture over pears
Garnish with a spoonful of marscapone cheese and garnish with a curl of lemon zest (to make the lemon curl, use a potato peeler and go around the perimeter of the lemon removing a thin layer of the skin.) Twist and place on top of marscapone.
- Wine Poached Pears are an elegant, light dessert we inherited from France!
- If you like, add a few nuts to top it off.
- If you prefer, substitute the wine with apple juice or cider.