Monday, December 3, 2007

Poached Pear in Red Wine

This savory red wine poached pear recipe is a perfect dessert option for an elegant and fancy dinner.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

4-6 Peeled, Cored Pears
2 cups of red wine (recommend Zinfandel, Shiraz or Merlot)
4 tbsp of granulated sugar
2 tbsp of lemon juice (can also add lemon zest if desired)
2 tsp vanilla

Combine all ingredients, except pears, and bring to a boil. Once the wine mixture is boiling, turn heat down to a simmer and add the pears.
Simmer pears for 10-12 minutes and then turn pears and simmer for an additional 8-10 minutes - until they are tender and are easily poked through with a fork.
Remove pears and let them cool. Boil wine sauce until the liquid has been reduced by half.
Pour sauce over pears and serve with vanilla ice cream or fresh cream.