Poires au Vin (Pears Poached in Wine)

Pears poached in wine are a great way to finish a meal on a lighter note.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 2 hours 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle (25 oz.) red wine
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 star anise pods
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
  • 4 pears, peeled

Directions

  • In a medium saucepan, bring the wine to a boil over medium-high heat. Slice the top outer layer of the vanilla pod and add it to the wine with the cloves and the star anise pods. Add the honey and stir with a wooden spoon.
  • Using a slotted spoon, put each pear in the boiling wine. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes. Transfer the pears and the cooking liquid into a serving bowl. Take the vanilla pod out, use a teaspoon to scrap the seeds out, and put them back in the wine. Put in the refrigerator 2 hours before serving.
  • Serve the pears with a ladleful of sweet boiled wine.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle (25 oz.) red wine
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 star anise pods
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
  • 4 pears, peeled

Directions

  • In a medium saucepan, bring the wine to a boil over medium-high heat. Slice the top outer layer of the vanilla pod and add it to the wine with the cloves and the star anise pods. Add the honey and stir with a wooden spoon.
  • Using a slotted spoon, put each pear in the boiling wine. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes. Transfer the pears and the cooking liquid into a serving bowl. Take the vanilla pod out, use a teaspoon to scrap the seeds out, and put them back in the wine. Put in the refrigerator 2 hours before serving.
  • Serve the pears with a ladleful of sweet boiled wine.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories200
Total Fat0g
Saturated Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium5mg
Total Carbohydrate41g
Dietary Fiber6g
Sugars30g
Protein1g