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Red Wine Poached Pears

Red Wine Poached Pears

Image credit to: Boston Organics


  • 4 pears; peeled, cored, sliced in half through pole
  • 1 1/2 cups of red wine (recommend Zinfandel, Shiraz or Merlot)
  • 1/2-3/4 cups of granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


1. Combine all ingredients, except pears, and bring to boil. Turn heat down to simmer and add pears. Simmer pears for 10-12 minutes and then turn pears and simmer for an additional 8-10 minutes - until tender and easily poked through with fork or skewer.

2. Remove pears allow to cool. Boil wine sauce until liquid has been reduced by half. Pour sauce over pears and serve with ice cream, yogurt, crème fraiche or Devonshire cream.

Adapted from The Spruce Eats

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