I am a little behind with Tandy’s Regional and Seasonal challenge which was to cook with pears. Thankfully I was able to find some and set to work on making Pears in Red Wine. I used my Mom’s fabulously easy recipe which I would not alter at all but if you like, you can add a stick of cinnamon while poaching the pears and a teaspoon or two of lemon juice. You can serve these delicious pears hot or cold with cream or ice cream or just on their own with the syrup. My friend Moira was kind enough to take photographs for me again.
Pears in Red Wine
1 bottle red wine – I used a Pinotage
20ml vanilla essence
6 to 8 pears peeled
- Pour the wine, sugar and vanilla essence into a saucepan and stir to combine all the ingredients.
- Add the pears and bring to the boil.
- Simmer slowly until the pears are tender. Mine took an hour.
- Remove the pears and reduce the the liquid to form a syrup.
Mandy, these look gorgeous – well done.
I love poached pears and our weather is perfect for this right now.
Thanks Amanda. Think I may keep a few extra bottles of red wine just for poaching pears. 🙂
these look absolutely mouth watering 🙂 Thanks for taking part in the challenge!
Thanks Tandy, or as I sometimes say to my hubby when I mention you – Mandy with a T. 😉
They came out wonderfully 🙂
Thanks – yours looked nicer though being infused with colour all the way through. 🙂
It does look really lovely. The color is so amazing 🙂 It is so simple, too. Now I am thinking of serving this with some vanilla ice-ceam 🙂
Tes, serving these hot with the ice cream is a great combination. 🙂
Beautiful – and you have such wonderful wines to cook with (and drink!). I love cinnamon and cloves with mine. And if I´ve been really energetic, some cinnamon ice cream too…
Thanks Tanya. I don’t often make ice cream but a cinnamon version would be great with these pears. 🙂
Pears in red wine always look so sophisticated don’t they, they’re real show stoppers.
Absolutely Anna. 🙂
I always wanted to make these ones as I always see them in food magazines. Yours turned out to be perfect
Thanks Raymund. I would love to hear how you enjoy them if you make them. 🙂
Those look fantastic, I do love a poached pear.
Thanks Kath. Reckon I should make them more often. 🙂
That looks fantastic. I love the color the pears become. And the picture, mmmmm.
Thanks Rufus. The pears I used were very hard – I was hoping the colour would seep all the way through. 🙂
OMG, this looks so very elegant.
And I adore red wine.
How did you know?
Thanks Kim. Would be great if I could send a portion over for you. 😉
Gorgeous photo! Served chilled would be a wonderful dessert idea for the summer!
Hi Linda, welcome and thanks for stopping by. I agree, chilled would be perfect for summer. 🙂
Moira did an excellent job taking photos – gorgeous! This is a really lovely recipe. Easy but fancy enough for dinner guests – love it!!
Thanks Brandie. Must say, it does always impress. 🙂
This makes for such a beautiful and elegant desert.
Thanks for stopping by HH. I still thought after the fact that a mint leaf would have finished it off beautifully. 🙂
Hi Mandy! I’ve never had this before, but this looks beeeeaaauuutiful and a perfect dessert to serve to guests!
Nami I am positive that you would thoroughly enjoy these pears. You could try half the recipe first just to test. 😉
This looks elegant and delicious. It happens to be my personal favorite dessert. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary
Thanks Mary. Blessing to you too for a happy day. 🙂
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these look fantastic. who would’ve thought that pears & red wine would make such a lovely pairing?
Whoever it was, was a genius – it’s incredible how well they pair together. 🙂
Stunning color. There is nothing quite like poached pears, especially in the winter.
Hi Joshua, thanks for stopping by. I am hoping with a slightly softer pear to get the colour to seep all the way through. 🙂
Gorgeous photos. I’ve had something like this once before and it was amazing. I might need to give this recipe a try to relive that memory 🙂
Hi Stefanie, thanks for sopping by. I do hope that this recipe evokes the memory for you. Have a happy Sunday. 🙂