Pears in Spiced White Wine

This can be a dessert on its own, a side for another dessert, a condiment for a cake or just a little treat. You can easily make this in advance and keep it in the fridge for a week (if the stay that long). I make much more of the white wine, because it is great on its own. Show more

Ready In: 40 mins

Serves: 4-6




  1. Combine white wine, sugar, spices and peel of lemon in a suited pot.
  2. Heat up but do not let it boil.
  3. Meanwhile put the lemon juice into a bowl.
  4. Peel the pears and quarter them lenghtwise. Core them. Put them into the bowl with lemon juice to avoid browning.
  5. After you have prepared all pears this way add them and the lemon juice to the wine mixture.
  6. Poach the pears for about 10 - 15 minutes, but don't let them boil. The pears should be soft, but still a bit firm at the end.
  7. Put the pears into a suited preserving jar and cover them with white wine brew. Do not remove the spices.
  8. Store them in the fridge for at least 12 hours to blend all the flavors.
  9. Enjoy.
  10. NOTE: there might be more white wine brew than you need. Put it in the fridge and enjoy it cold with a bit of ice and a lemon wedge.
  11. SERVING: Serve the pears at room tempearture with a dollop of your favorite ice cream for an easy dessert. Add some of the white wine brew to it.
  12. NOTE: try these pears also in an easy pear cake or tarte. The peares will be soft and their flavor will blend into the cake and will make it moist.
  13. Cooking time does not include time for cooling.
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