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Poached Pears In A Red Wine Sauce

Enhance the natural sweetness of perfectly decadent pears with an elegant red wine sauce.


  • Tip the sugar into a large saucepan a long with the orange, cloves, cinnamon, red wine, orange juice and vanilla pod.

  • Bring the red wine to a simmer while stirring to dissolve the sugar.

  • Lower the pealed pears into the simmering liquid so that they stand up. Simmer for 20 - 25 minutes, but rotate the pears every 5 minutes.

  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and leave to cool down.

  • Remove the pears from the poaching liquid and place each pear on a plate. Serve with some of the red wine sauce, syrup and whipped cream.

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