Poached Pears

Poached Pears
4 from 2 ratings
This recipe is extremely simple, yet elegant. This alternative to rich, unhealthy desserts will satisfy your sweet tooth, but leave you feeling light.
  • 1 bottle wine
  • 3 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • zest from one lemon
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ripe, but firm pears (not bosc), peeled but with stems intact, cut in half lengthwise and cored.
  1. In a saucepan, combine wine, water, sugar, lemon zest, cinnamon stick, and vanilla.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat, then immediately reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the pears, return to a simmer and cook, partially covered, just until pears are easily
  4. pierced with a sharp knife. This usually takes 8 to 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the pears from the liquid and allow them to cool on a plate. If you prefer them cold, chill for at least an hour.