Pears Poached in Red Wine and Cardamom

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READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Chef mariajane

Such a delicious dessert, the pears are so succulent after poaching in the wine - m-m-m-m-m-m!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Start with the pears; cut the bottom so they can stand in the pot to poach. Peel from stem down, to avoid cutting the stem. Place all 4 pears in a medium saucepan. Add water, wine, honey, cardamom, and cinnamon stick.
  2. Bring to a boil then simmer until pears are soft but bet still hold their shape. Depending the firmness of the pear, this should take 30-40 minutes. Remove the pears and let cool in the refrigerator.
  3. Remove the cinnamon stick and bring the liquid to a boil until it reduces to about 3/4 and starts to caramelize.
  4. For serving, place pear on a plate, drizzle the wine reduction over the top of the pear and let it run down the sides.
  5. Garnish with walnuts and crumbled blue cheese.

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