Poached Pears in Red Wine

Poached Pears in Red Wine

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Prep Cook Ready in Servings
5 min 40 min 45 min 6


1 stick(s) Cinnamon
2/3 cup Granulated sugar
1/4 cup Lemon juice
1/2 tsp Nutmeg, ground
6 medium Pear (Bosc pears work well for this recipe)
2 cup Red wine


Select a sauce pan which just holds all of the pears lying on their sides.

Mix the red wine, lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon stick and nutmeg in the sauce pan. Place on medium heat and bring to a very low boil, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar.

Meanwhile peel the pears. For a pretty presentation, leave the stem on and cut a thin slice off the bottom of the fruit so it will stand upright when served.

Place the pears in the simmering wine sauce and cook for about 25 minutes, or until the pears are tender but not mushy. Turn them over 1/2 way through cooking time.

Carefully remove the pears when they are done. Reduce remaining sauce by boiling it for about 7 minutes or until until it is thick and syrupy. Place the pears as you are intending to serve them and spoon sauce on top.

Poached pears are perhaps best served at room temperature, but you can keep them in the refrigerator and serve cold.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 266
Calories from fat 3.0
Calories from saturated fat 0.5
Total Fat 0.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 5.2 mg
Potassium 283 mg
Total Carbohydrate 50 g
Dietary Fiber 5.4 g
Sugars 39 g
Protein 0.8 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 1.1

Energy sources

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