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.

IMG_2288

IMG_2289

IMG_2290

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: