Author Notes: There is hardly another fruit that is specially prepared using wine. Pears poached in wine have become a culinary classic. This dessert is amazingly delicious, beautiful and exquisite.
The cooking process is not fast, but only slow cooking will make your pears well-soaked, translucent and fragrant. We suggest you prepare the dish in advance. And your guests will surely be delighted and impressed! —WilmaxUSA
1½ cup red wine
½ cup orange juice
½ cup sugar
1 tablespoon orange zest
2 clove buds
1 cinnamon stick
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon grated ginger
- Peel the pears but leave the stem, cut a thin slice from the bottom of each pear to make them stand better. Pour wine and orange juice into a pot, add sugar, orange zest and spices. Simmer at low heat until sugar dissolves.
- Carefully place the pears into the pot, bring to boil, reduce the heat and simmer with closed lid for 30 to 40 minutes. To make sure the pears are well-soaked, leave them to cool in the liquid.
- Take the pears out, and boil the liquid until it turns syrupy. Pour the syrup over the pears and serve with a scoop of ice cream or mascarpone.
- And surely we cannot fail to mention a serving platter for the ready dish. WILMAX suggests you use a triangular WL-996103 plate to serve this wonderful dessert. Bon appetit!