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poached pears in red wine sauce

Poached Pears In Red Wine Sauce

Poached pears in red wine are sweetly spiced and deliciously tender. Best served with ice cream and a red wine dessert sauce made with the leftover poaching liquid
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Colling: 1 d
Serves: 4 pears
Calories: 318kcal


  • ½

  • 1 large piece of orange peel
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 cups red wine I prefer Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 to 6 medium bosc pears


  • medium saucepan


  • Place sugar, wine, orange juice, vanilla, and spices into your saucepan and bring to a simmer
  • Peel your pears and place them into the poaching liquid. Make sure they are covered. If they aren't, add more wine or juice until they are covered.
  • Let your pears cook in the poaching liquid for 20 minutes. Occasionally turning them to make sure they are cooking on all sides evenly.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the pears to cool in the poaching liquid
  • Transfer the pears and liquid to a container with a lid (making sure pears are covered) and allow them to cool overnight. The pears will deepen in color overnight.
  • Before serving the pears, remove them from the liquid and set aside.
  • Strain your poaching liquid and return to the heat. Simmer over medium heat to reduce to a thick syrup (reduce by about 1/3). Allow to cool.
  • Serve poached pears with ice cream, whipped cream or whipped mascarpone cheese and a generous drizzle of your cooled syrup.


Serving: 1pear | Calories: 318kcal (16%) | Carbohydrates: 58g (19%) | Protein: 1g (2%) | Fat: 1g (2%) | Saturated Fat: 1g (5%) | Sodium: 14mg (1%) | Potassium: 457mg (13%) | Fiber: 6g (24%) | Sugar: 44g (49%) | Vitamin A: 157IU (3%) | Vitamin C: 37mg (45%) | Calcium: 53mg (5%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)