Red Wine Poached Pear With Ganache, Hazelnut, and Pinot Noir Salt

This poached pear recipe that is perfect for date night
poached pears

Sokol Blosser Winery

This is a simple and delicious poached pear recipe that is perfect for date night. Poach the pears in your favorite red wine and serve with ganache for sweetness, and hazelnuts for crunch.

This dish pairs perfect with Sokol Blosser Winery’s 2013 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir.

4
Servings
612
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of red wine
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 4 red Anjou pears, peeled and stem attached
  • 4 Ounces heavy cream
  • 4 Ounces chocolate, dark (66 percent cacao)
  • 2 Ounces hazelnut, roasted, skin removed and lightly chopped
  • Pinch of wine salt, such as Bitterman Pinot Noir Salt

Directions

In a 6-quart pot add red wine and sugar, and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes to dissolve sugar. Turn heat to low and add pears.

Gently cook pears, turning to completely cover in poaching liquid until tender.

In a separate pan, bring cream to a boil. Pour over chocolate in a separate bowl and let sit for 2 minutes, then stir to fully incorporate.

Spread chocolate on plate, add pear and sprinkle with hazelnut and salt.

Wine Shopping Tip

Choose a wine that you would drink. If you wouldn't drink it on its own, you shouldn't cook with it.

Wine Cooking Tip

After cooking steak, you can use red wine to de-glaze the pan.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
36%
Sugar
44g
N/A
Saturated Fat
9g
47%
Cholesterol
39mg
13%
Protein
9g
18%
Carbs
75g
25%
Vitamin A
118µg
13%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
14.6%
Vitamin C
10mg
16%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
3mg
13%
Vitamin K
13µg
16%
Calcium
105mg
10%
Fiber
17g
68%
Folate (food)
40µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
28µg
7%
Iron
6mg
32%
Magnesium
201mg
50%
Monounsaturated
11g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
8%
Phosphorus
332mg
47%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
995mg
28%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
13.3%
Sodium
99mg
4%
Sugars, added
25g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.9%
Zinc
3mg
19%

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