Pears Poached in Peppered Port

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Outta Here

A light dessert with a spicy flavor. Cook time does not include chill time. From Cooking Light.

Top Review by rosslare

Fantastic! Love the black pepper and used orange zest instead of lemon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil.
  2. Add pear halves; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes or until tender.
  3. Remove pear halves with a slotted spoon, and place in a large shallow bowl. Cover and chill.
  4. Bring wine mixture to a boil, and cook 8 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup.
  5. Pour wine mixture through fine mesh sieve into a small bowl; discard spices and lemon. Cover and chill.
  6. Place 2 pear halves in each of 4 dessert dishes; top with sauce. Garnish with mint sprigs.

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