Red Wine Poached Pears

10 May

This wonderful dessert solves my problem what to do with an opened unfinished bottle of wine. Red wine is the best, the day the bottle is opened, or if stored properly it will be okay the next day as well. I admit, I am a wine snob, I do not like to drink wine that has been sitting around opened for days.

  • 4 ripe pears
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups red wine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Peel the pears and remove the core from the bottom end, but leave the stem on the top.

In a medium saucepan, bring the water, wine and sugar to a boil. Turn heat down to medium low, add the lemon, cinnamon and the pears. Cover pan and simmer until the pears are tender, at least 30 minutes. Turn the heat off and leave the pears sitting in the pot 15 more minutes. Serve chilled.






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