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Red Wine Poached Pears

Morsels of Life - Red Wine Poached Pears

It’s said that variety is the spice of life, and of course, the selection of a novel entrée is no different. I find myself focusing on every other permutation of main dish, side dish, and salad but often lose sight of the desserts. Maybe it was the way I was raised, but I rarely make desserts, which is not to say that I don’t enjoy eating them. Lately, we've been getting a lot of pears, so I decided to roll up my sleeves and look for a sweeter treat. That's when I found this recipe on The Charm of Home and decided to give it a try. This super easy recipe is sure to make pears that much more delightful. And then, after you've had the pears, you can further thicken the sauce into a wine jelly! Don't you love it when a recipe makes two things in one? I know I do!

Red Wine Poached Pears
A sweet juice-laden pear infused with a red wine sauce, then coated with a slightly tangy reduction.

Prep time: 1 minute
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 21 minutes
Yield: 2 servings


  • 2 pears

  • 1.5 cups red wine

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon, powder


  1. Combine all materials except pears, then heat and stir until sugar dissolved.

  2. Add the pears and bring to a boil, then decrease heat and simmer until pears soft.

  3. Remove pears, but continue to reduce the sauce. Once sauce reaches desired consistency, pour over pears and serve.

  4. If desired, the leftover sauce can be reduced even more to form a wine jelly. James used it for PB&J, but I'm sure you can be more creative.

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