Red Wine Poached Pears


“One reason more to love wine”, an article, which we shared with you on a previous post, made us understand that we haven’t shared with you any recipes, which have wine as one of the ingredients, although we often use wine in our cooking. On this occasion, we want to thank Aroma Therapy for the inspiration!

The recipe we are sharing today is a classical one and very simple, which we often cook at home. The taste of the pears, and the type of wine nevertheless, make a big difference. Since Eranda, who at the moment is in Portugal, prepared this recipe the wine choice is Red Porto Wine Ruby, which is particularly very sweet, so the amount of sugar used is at a proportion of 1/3 of that of a recipe cooked with regular red wine.

  • In case you are using regular red wine, add more sugar, from 15 grams to 45-60 grams.

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Peel the pear’s skin, leaving the tail together with pear’s body.

Combine the wine, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and lemon juice in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.

Reduce the heat and add the pears leaving them to cook for 10-15 minutes from each side.

Keep an eye to the saucepan and make sure that wine does not come to boil, otherwise it will evaporate. At this point pears will stick to the bottom of the pan.

Once the pears are cooked, remove them from the pan and leave aside to cool.

Save the wine syrup for the serving.


Crunch 5 cinnamon cookies and lay them as a base. Add the cooked pears and drizzle on top wine syrup before serving.

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Photography by Eranda Janku