Red Wine Poached Pears

I’m excited to kick off a new series of video recipes for Fresh Up Your Life, a project funded by the European Union and by CSO Italy, which brings together the main Italian producers of fresh fruit and vegetables. I’ll be publishing a series of video recipes on my Instagram channel over the next couple months, starring Italian-grown fruits and vegetables. My first recipe is for these Red Wine Poached Pears, which I prepared with Vatinee: check out the video here!

Red Wine Poached Pears

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 6 pears
  • Ice cream, for serving

Serves 6

Peel the pears but be careful not to detach the stem. In a saucepan, combine wine, cinnamon stick and sugar, bring to a simmer and then add the pears. Cook for 30 minutes, keeping liquid at a slow simmer. Remove from heat and let pears cool in their cooking liquid. Drain, discard liquid, and serve pears with vanilla ice cream.


Photo by The Matter of Food on Unsplash

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