Wine Poached Pears

I had made this for you for Valentine’s but ran out of time to be sharing it with you. So sorry it is late but this is a dessert that can be served at any time of the year. A very elegant but simple dessert. Served with a dollop of mascarpone cheese and it is out of this world good. Amber was a little freaked out about them, as they were cooked in wine but she had one taste and then gobbled it down!! I hope you try these as they are fabulous and so easy to do!! Enjoy!!

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Wine Poached Pears
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 4
An elegant pear dessert
  • 4 Anjou or Bosc pears, peeled
  • 1½ cups red wine (Zinfandel or Shiraz)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • Mascarpone cheese
  1. Combine wine, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla and cinnamon in a medium sized pot and bring to a boil. Then turn the heat down so the wine simmers and add the pears. Simmer pears for about 18-20 min. turning them every 5 min. very carefully. Remove pears and let them cool. Boil the wine sauce until reduced by half. Pour sauce over the pears and serve with a dollop of mascarpone cheese.

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