Poached Pears with Red Wine Reduction

Poached Pears with Red Wine Reduction

(Serves 6)

Ingredients

1 vanilla pod
1 bottle red wine
225g caster sugar
1 cinnamon stick, halved
2 star anise
zest of 1 orange
6 pears, peeled, cored and cut to stand

Method:

Halve the vanilla pod lengthways, scrape out the black seeds and put in a large saucepan with the wine, sugar and spices.

Put the pears in the pan and poach with the lid on for 20-30 mins.  The cooking time will very much depend on the ripeness of your pears – they should be tender all the way through when pierced.

Remove the pears from the pan, then boil the liquid down until syrupy to form your red wine reduction.

2016-09-08T14:31:14+00:00

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