Poached Red Pear Zinfandel

Recipe by Charlotte J
READY IN: 37mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Core pears from bottom, leaving stem intact.
  • Using a paring knife, peel a spiral channel from tip to bottom of fruit, if desired.
  • Slice the very bottom off pears to allow them to stand upright.
  • Stand pears up in the bottom of a large saucepan then add wine and vanilla.
  • Bring mixture just to boiling.
  • Reduce heat and simmer pears, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes or until pears are just tender.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer pears to four dessert dishes.
  • Add sugar to liquid in pan and bring to boiling.
  • Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 12 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 2/3 cup and is the consistency of a thin sauce.
  • Spoon sauce over pears.
  • Drizzle honey on top.
  • Serve warm or chilled.
  • Garnish sauce on each plate with fresh mint leaves, if desired.
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