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Wine-Poached Pears
Ingredients
Directions
Ingredients
4 c
dry red wine
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2 c
water
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1.5 c
sugar
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2
oranges, juiced, peels saved
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6
cloves
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2
whole cinnamon sticks
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6
sprigs thyme
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6
Bosc pears, peeled, cored from the bottom, stems left intact
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Wine-Poached Pears

Not only do these wine-poached pears have a dark beauty with their bright crimson hue, but boiling the spiced syrup will make your entire house smell divine.

6 servings

  1. Combine wine, water, sugar, orange juice, orange peels, cloves, cinnamon, and thyme in a large saucepan. Stir over medium heat until mixture is simmering and sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add pears, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer slowly until pears are tender, approx. 20 minutes. Test softness by poking with a fork.
  3. Transfer pears to a plate or platter. Discard peels, cloves, cinnamon, and thyme from the remaining liquid and reduce down to a syrup by simmering (over medium to medium-high heat) for approx. 15 minutes, until it’s thick and dark red.
  4. Serve pears warm, drizzled with sauce.

Recipe by Kate Kosaya

Kate Kosaya

Kate Kosaya is a New York City-based food photographer, stylist, and content creator. She spends her free time cooking, collecting props, and blogging about life and food at LublYou.com.