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Red Wine Poached Pears

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Pears poached in wine and spice, served with mascarpone or homemade 'yoghourt cheese'... An incredible late summer early fall treat.
  Pears 4 , peeled
  Red wine 2 Cup (32 tbs) (We Used Creekside 2004 Meritage)
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Cinnamon sticks 2
  Vanilla bean 1 , split
  Pears 4 (Peeled)
  Mascarpone 275 Gram
  Icing sugar 2 Tablespoon

1. Combine the wine, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla bean in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Add the pears and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, turning occasionally, for 1 hour or until pears are tender. Use a slotted spoon to transfer pears to a heatproof bowl.
2. Increase heat to high and bring the syrup to the boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until syrup thickens slightly. Pour over the pears and set aside for 10 minutes to cool. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 4 hours to chill.
3. Place the mascarpone, icing sugar in a medium bowl and stir to combine.
4. Transfer the pears to a serving dish and drizzle with syrup. Serve with mascarpone or 'yoghourt cheese'.
Maybe some Ice Cream?
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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Fruit, Pear
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
70 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Fruity desserts are the best desserts for many of you. This recipe of red wine poached pears is another such fruit delicacy. With few simple ingredients you can have a delicious, mouth-watering dessert. Watch the video for learning more information on the ingredients and cooking procedure.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 680 Calories from Fat 285

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 32 g49.2%

Saturated Fat 17 g85%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 87.3 mg29.1%

Sodium 42 mg1.7%

Total Carbohydrates 75 g25.1%

Dietary Fiber 10.3 g41.3%

Sugars 53.6 g

Protein 6 g12.2%

Vitamin A 18.4% Vitamin C 21.1%

Calcium 11.7% Iron 3.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

1 Comment

Erin D.'s picture
I made this and it came out amazing. I tweaked the recipe a bit. I did not have cinnamon sticks, so I put ground cinnamon in. I did not have vanilla beans so I used vanilla extract. I did not have icing sugar (or powdered sugar) so I added honey to the mascarpone cheese. It still came out amazing. I will be making this dish again soon!
Red Wine Poached Pears Recipe Video