Pears Poached in Spiced Wine

Recipe by Chef Kate
READY IN: 1hr 40mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat wine, sugar, water, peppercorns, bay leaves, rosemary, thyme, cinnamon, vanilla bean and lemon zest to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat.
  • Meanwhile, remove the pear cores with a melon baller.
  • Add pears to saucepan; reduce heat to a simmer. Poach the pears until tender enough for a knife to pierce them without resistance, at least 20 minutes, longer if the pears are less ripe.
  • Let pears cool in the poaching liquid, about 15 minutes.
  • Place the pears on a serving platter.
  • Strain the poaching liquid through a sieve into a large saucepan; discard the solids. Heat the liquid to a boil; reduce heat to low. Cook until reduced to a thick syrup, about 45 minutes. Let cool slightly.
  • Serve the pears drizzled with the warm syrup.
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