Ripe but firm pears work best for this recipe. These poached pears go really well with rice pudding.
4 people made this
1 bottle of red wine
200g granulated sugar
1 (5cm) cinnamon stick
1 star anise
1 lemon, sliced
6 ripe but firm pears, peeled and cored with stalk intact
Method Prep:15min › Cook:45min › Ready in:1hr
Pour red wine, sugar, cinnamon, star anise, cloves and lemon slices into a saucepan; bring to the boil and simmer over low heat until the sugar is dissolved and the liquid starts to turns syrupy.
Place the pears upright in a saucepan; pour the wine syrup over the pears, cover the pan and let them simmer slowly for about 30-40 minutes.
Carefully remove the pears from the pan and place them on individual serving plates. If necessary, boil the syrup for a bit longer to thicken. Pour syrup through a sieve into a jug; pour syrup over pears and serve.