Perfect Pears Poached in a Red Wine Reduction

These Perfect Pairs Poached in a Red Wine Reduction are so tender and rich in flavor.   They look gorgeous, too.  Oh, and seriously, they are easy to make!

Peeled pears for red wine poached pears
Pears Ready to be peeled
Pears with Creme de Cassis
Pears with Creme de Cassis
Star Anise is a star ingredient in Poached Pears in Red Wine
Star Anise is a star ingredient in Poached Pears in Red Wine

 

Pears in a wine hot bath
Pears in a wine hot bath
Pears fully poached
Pears fully poached
Perfect Pears Poached in a Red Wine Reduction

Perfect Pears Poached in a Red Wine Reduction

These perfect pears poached in a red wine reduction are delicious, beautiful and easy to make!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: Pears, poached
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 112kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle dry red wine
  • 1/3 cup creme de cassis*
  • 1 star anise
  • 3 whole cloves
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 to 6 Bosc pears with stems left on peeled
  • *find at your local liquor store

Instructions

  • Combine the wine, creme de casis, spices, zest, and sugar in a large pan (a Dutch oven works perfectly), large enough to hold the pears.
  • Bring to a boil
  • Reduce the heat and cook at a rapid simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the pears, stem ends up, and cook for 30 minutes, until pears are very tender.
  • Remove the pears to a bowl.
  • Bring the poaching liquid to a rapid boil and reduce by half.
  • Pour the syrup over the pears and refrigerate, covered, for at least 6 hours.
  • Remove from fridge, add pears to serving platter.
  • Gently pour sauce over the pears.

Nutrition

Calories: 112kcal
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