Red Wine Poached Pears


Red Wine Poached Pears


Red Wine Poached Pears

A traditional french dessert, Red Wine Poached Pears never fail to impress! Looking as fancy as they sound and tasting even better, they’ll have you head over heels with’em !

So, If you need to whip something up in a matter of minutes, say no more! This sophisticated looking dessert is here to save you. And trust me, serving them will have your guests thinking you learned this recipe in a French culinary school.

You can find a similar recipe here: Maple Pecan Baked Apples.

Tips and tricks for perfect Red Wine Poached Pears:

-I’d recommend avoiding overripe or soft pears. The cooking process softens them, that’s why hard pears work best here.

-Wine-wise, I’d say a Merlot or a Cabernet Sauvignon work best, but a Pinot Noir would do the job as well. No need for a fancy bottle here, considering you’ll only use it for cooking the pears. I used a semi-dry Merlot for this recipe and it turned out to be an excellent choice!

-In terms of spices, you can go with whatever you think works! I used cinnamon, some cloves, some maple syrup, a few orange slices and the juice of an orange. I treat the wine mix exactly like mulled wine. So if you like the taste of the mix, you’ll definitely enjoy the result!

-I used a medium sized saucepan, high enough to have the pear halves submerged in liquid.

-To sum everything up, this fancy looking dessert is a life-saver when you have unexpected guests and need something to impress. The Red Wine Poached Pears pair perfectly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or some whipped cream. You can serve them hot or cold, they’re delicious either way!

Red Wine Poached Pears

A guilt free, elegant and delicious dessert, super easy to make and done in less than 30 mins.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Pears, Poached, Red, Wine
Yield: 3


  • 3 pears
  • 500 ml red wine Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon work best
  • 3 slices orange peel included
  • juice from one orange
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or brown sugar
  • 3-4 cloves optional


  • Peel the pears and cut them in half.
  • In a medium sauce pan, place the wine and spices and bring to a boil.
  • Add the pears, reduce heat and cook for aproximately 20 minutes, ocasionally flipping them.
  • Leave in the pan until the pears and the liquid cool down.
  • Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side.
    Red Wine Poached Pears

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