Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Pears poached in red wine

This recipe is brilliantly simple and delicious. Whether you are a whiz in the kitchen or not you should definitely try this out - I don't think you'll be disappointed! 

4-6 Pears - peel off skins and slice a portion off the bottom so that it can stand.
Leave stems
2 Cups of red wine - Use something you like since there will be a lot leftover in your bottle
2/3 Cup of raw cane sugar
1/8 Cup of orange juice 
1/2 teaspoon of honey
a few pinches of cinnamon or 1 cinnamon stick
tiny pinch of sea salt for balance 

In a large pot bring wine, sugar, juice, honey cinnamon and salt to a boil on medium heat. Add in pears laying them on their sides. Reduce heat to medium low and cover. Cook for 20-25 minutes turning pears halfway through cooking time. They are done once tender - don't overcook. Remove from pot and place the pears standing. Return liquid to a boil and stir frequently until reduced to a syrup like consistency. 
Drizzle reduction over pears and serve.
For an added treat top with a dollop of vanilla ice cream or cream. 

If you try this recipe I hope you find it as delicious as we do! Let me know how it turns out! 

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