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Poached Pears

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Serves: 2-4



Cutting board

Your favorite knife


Dutch oven or 8 quart pot with tight fitting lid



4 pears

1 bottle red wine (doesn’t matter quality or type it all turns out great!)

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 bay leaf

5 black peppercorns

1 cinnamon stick

1 tsp cloves

1 tsp fennel seed




Peel and halve pears.

Grab your Dutch oven or pot--pour your bottle of red wine and 3/4 cup sugar in. Bring to a boil and continue to boil, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.

Add spices and pears.

Cover, reduce to a simmer, and cook until tender about 30 minutes.

Remove from heat and allow to rest a few minutes. SERVE  hot or cold.

Goes great with vanilla ice cream.

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