Pear poached in red wine

Today my proposition for dessert is pear poeached in red wine with vanilla ice-cream. This is one of my favourite desserts.


2 firm, ripe pears

2 cups dry red wine

2 tablespoons honey

about 5 whole cloves

one cinnamon stick or one teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 vanilla bean

1 tablespoon sugar


In a saucepan combine wine, sugar, honey, cloves, vanilla bean and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. Peel the pears, slice them. Place the pears in a poaching liquid, cover, and simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes, turning every 5 minutes. Remove the soucepan from flame and leave to cool. Gently remove the pears from liquid and place on serving dish. Garnish with fresh flowers, spring of rosmery and vanilla ice-cream.

Enjoy your dessert! image1(2)


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