Red Wine Poached Pears

Red Wine Poached Pears are full of flavor. Makes a great Summer or Fall dessert.

Preparation 45 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1:00


  • 4 Pears, ripe but still firm
  • 1 1/2 Cups Water
  • 1 1/2 Cups Red Wine
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Lemon, sliced
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick


  1. Peel Pears. Cut in half lengthwise, remove seed center, stem and blossom end.
  2. In a large sauce pan, add the water, wine, and sugar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and add pears, lemon and cinnamon. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Turn pears over and continue to simmer for another 5 minutes.
  3. Remove pears and place flat in a container. Continue to cook the red wine sauce over high heat until it reduces by half and becomes more syrupy. This should take 20 minutes
  4. Pour wine sauce through a strainer over the pears. Cover and refrigerate overnight.


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