Pears Poached in Wine

Pears Poached in Wine


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Poached pears are the perfect recipe to make with less than ripe pears. Watch this recipe being made in the Allrecipes Poached Pears Video.


Serves: 4 

  • 4 large, firm pears
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • peel of 1 orange, organic for preference
  • 1 (750ml) bottle red wine

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:2hours30min  ›  Ready in:2hours40min 

  1. Peel the pears and cut them into quarters lengthways then remove the cores. You can also leave them whole with the stem on for a different presentation.
  2. Place the pears in a saucepan and add the caster sugar, cinnamon stick and orange peel. Pour in the wine to cover. Bring to the boil, reduced heat and simmer gently about 2 1/2 hours until completely soft and red all the way through. The firmer the pears, the longer the cooking time required.
  3. Remove pears from the cooking liquid with a slotted spoon. Serve with ice cream and some of the cooking liquid.

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