I like to diversify my desserts. When thinking of dessert, we mostly think of pastry, cakes, ice cream, etc… If you are not fond of butter, eggs, milk, and so on, poached pears is a good alternative. It is a simple dessert that is very easy to make and has so much flavor and aroma.
You can always make an alcohol free version of it by replacing it with some juice or just water. I personally like poaching the fruit with wine since the alcohol evaporates by you still get the aroma of the fermented grapes.
It always look so elegant and the part on the table. You will always have your guests asking for more. I guarantee it!Print
This is an easy to follow poached pears recipe.
- 4 Pears
- 2 sticks Cinnamon
- 1 Star Anise
- 1 Orange (zest and juice)
- 1 bottle of red wine of your choice
- 3 Tsp of Honey
- ½ cup of sugar
- Combine the wine, zest and juice of an orange, sugar, honey and vanilla in a sauce pan that can contain all of your pears standing up and immersed in the wine at all time. Bring it to a boil and then reduce the heat to low.
- While it’s simmering, peel the pears without cutting the stem. Slice the bottom of the pear to create a flat bottom. Next, you will core the pear by making a hole at the bottom of the pear. You will remove the core through that hole.
- Gently place the pears in the liquid. Reduce the heat to low and cover your sauce pan with a parchment paper by making. Small hole in the middle of the paper.
- Let it simmer for 15-20 minutes. The pears should be cooked but firm. You can check their softness by using a toothpick.
- Cool at room temperature by coating them with the liquid from time to time to ensure an even color. Then put them in the refrigerate them for at least 4 hours.
- To serve : Put the pears on a plate and bring the liquid to a boil to get a syrupy texture. Drizzle the pears with the syrup and voila!
Keywords: poached pears, red wine