Instant Pot® poached pears

    1 hour 5 min

    Try these fresh pears poached in port, orange juice, cinnamon and cloves, made in an electric pressure cooker such as Instant Pot®.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 475ml water
    • 475ml port wine
    • 350ml orange juice
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 1 orange, zested
    • 2 cinnamon sticks
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 4 firm pears, stems attached

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:10min resting  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Combine water, port, orange juice, sugar, orange zest, cinnamon stick and cloves in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Select 'Saute' function and set timer for 3 minutes, until liquid begins to slightly simmer.
    2. Place pears inside the pot. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 8 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
    3. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove lid. Transfer pears to a plate to cool, leaving juices in the pot.
    4. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
    5. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove lid. Discard cinnamon sticks from the sauce. Place poached pears in bowls and drizzle with port sauce.

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