Pears poached in red wine

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

    • Ready in

      1 hr 35

Appears in

Winter: Le Cordon Bleu Home Collection

Winter

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.

Ingredients

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

Method

  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