When you're not quite ready to delve into the heavy winter foods but you want something toasty with a glass of red wine. My go to, is usually a compilation of cheeses especially accompanied with these wine, honey and apricot preserve poached pears. —Elme Jordaan
Combine all your ingredients, minus the pears, in a saucepan and bring to a rolling boil.
Turn down the heat so that its still bubbling slightly and submerge the pears. Its okay if they don't submerge fully, just give them a turn every 5min minutes. Let the Pears poach for 12-15min, depending how soft they were to begin with, you want them whole at the end.
Once the Pears are soft to your liking, remove and let cool. While the Pears cool, bring the remaining liquid back up to a boil and cook it down until its nice and syrupy like warm honey.
Remove the Thyme sprigs and just before plating your Pears, baste them in the syrup. Plate these on a cutting board with a variety of cheeses, from brie to goats cheese and some crusty bread and don't forget the wine! enjoy!