Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

These look very elegant but easy and lf.


  1. Peel pears, leaving stem intact.
  2. Using a small melon baller, remove stems and seeds from bottoms of pears.
  3. In a saucepan that will accommodate pears upright, combine wine, water, sugar, cinnamon sticks, cloves, lemon zest and lemon juice.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Add pears, cook over medium heat, maintaining a boil for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat, allow pears to cool slowly.
  7. Baste pears occasionally with poaching liquid.
  8. When completely cooled, chill pears.
  9. Serve on individual dessert plates; spoon liquid over pears.
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