Nothing beats a classic dessert like wine-poached pears. The unique combination of soft, juicy pears, spice, and rich red wine makes this dish both comforting and impressive.
Whether served as an elegant dinner party dessert or just enjoyed on a cozy night in, wine-poached pears are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! Read on for the tasty details about how to make these delicious treats at home.
- What Wine Complements Poached Pears?
- What Do Poached Pears in Red Wine Taste Like?
- What Types of Pears Are Best for Poaching?
- Is It Necessary to Peel the Pears Before Poaching Them?
- Can I Use Overripped Pears in This Recipe?
- How Long Can I Keep the Wine-Poached Pears in The Refrigerator?
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What Wine Complements Poached Pears?
Syrupy, honey-like late-harvest dessert wines, particularly Pinot Gris and Muscat, pair exceptionally well with poached pairs. The only thing more appealing than poached pears is their flavor. To keep the juice locked in, use a thicker-skinned pear like Bosc.
What Do Poached Pears in Red Wine Taste Like?
Red Wine Poached Pears are a classic French dessert that I believe is underappreciated. It’s a simple dessert, but it’s deliciously flavorful and very elegant and impressive. They have a great balance of sweet, spicy, and fruity flavors, and the deep red makes them a sight to see.
What Types of Pears Are Best for Poaching?
Bosc pears have a sweet, tart flavor and hold their shape well when baked or poached, but Anjou or Bartlett pears can also be used.
Is It Necessary to Peel the Pears Before Poaching Them?
Peel the skin off the pear with a paring knife or vegetable peeler to prepare it for poaching because Tannins in pear skin may impart a bitter flavor if left on during poaching.
Can I Use Overripped Pears in This Recipe?
You should avoid overripe pears because they will be too soft to withstand the hot poaching liquid. Overripe pears can be poached for a shorter period of time, but this does not allow the pears to absorb all of the flavor.
How Long Can I Keep the Wine-Poached Pears in The Refrigerator?
You can refrigerate leftover poached pears in their liquid in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
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- Non-Stick Cooking Spray
- 1 cup red wine
- ¼ cup fresh orange juice
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 samll orange peel piece;
- 3-4 whole cloves
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 medium bosc pears peeled
- In a large saucepan, place all theingredients except for pears over medium heatand cook until boiling, stirring continuously.
- Remove the pan of wine mixture fromheat and strain the mixture.
- Return the wine mixture into the panalongside the orange peel piece, cloves and cinnamon over medium-lowheat.
- Place the peeled pears into the pan andsimmer for about 20-25 minutes, rotating the pears after every 5 minutes.
- Remove the saucepan from heat and letthe pears to cool in thepoaching liquid.
- Carefully remove the pears from the poachingliquid and place onto a plastic wrap-lined plate.
- Return the pan with the remainingliquid over medium-low heat and bring it to a gentle simmer.
- Simmer for about 2-3 minutes or untilthe liquid thickens slightly.
- Divide the pears onto servingplates and top each with a little syrup.