Pears poached in red wine

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 35

Appears in
Winter: Le Cordon Bleu Home Collection

By Le Cordon Bleu

Published 1998

  • About

A light yet satisfying end to a meal, this colourful dessert can be dressed up even further by adding some prunes to poach with the pears in the spiced wine sauce.


  • 1.5 litres heavy red wine
  • 425 g (13½ oz) sugar


  1. In a flameproof casserole dish, bring the wine, 300 g (10 oz) of the sugar, the spices, lemon rind and orange rind to the boil.
  2. Peel the pears, leaving the stems int