Poached Pears in Le Pommier Red Blend Wine.
Poached pears in Red Wine is the perfect dessert option for cold winter nights.
How to make poached pears:
- 4 firm pears
- 1 bottle Le Pommier Red Blend wine (Merlot blend)
- 3 cups water
- 1 vanilla bean
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 cup sugar
- Peel the pears, but leave them whole and keep the stems on them. Slice a small amount of the base off if you’d like them to sit up straight when served.
- Pour the wine, water, sugar, and spices into a large stockpot over medium-low heat. Gently add the pears to the poaching liquid. Let the liquid heat and slowly simmer for about 30 minutes or until pears are deep red in color.
- Remove the pears from the poaching liquid.
- You can serve the red wine poached pears immediately along with a glass of the poaching liquid, which is in essence a mulled wine. Alternatively, you can boil the liquid until it is thick and syrupy and drizzle over the poached pears.
***The pears can be poached up to 2 days ahead and kept in the poaching syrup in the fridge.
Have a look at Martha Stewart’s video on How to do it!
When the sweet, red wine poached pears are combined with the salty gorgonzola cheese and the crunchy walnuts, it creates a beautifully, delicious complete salad that everyone will love.
Red wine Chocolate cake with poached pears. Photography by Ben Dearnley