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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Pears Poached in Spiced Red Wine

In my other post I mentioned that I had not poached pears before, so when I had the chance I doubled up on the effort and made this other poached pear recipe. Honestly, i love the way fresh pear is crunchy and juicy, but done this way is an entirely different level of yumminess.




And yes some of the spun sugar was used here too :)

The poaching liquid was made of half a bottle of red wine, 1/3 cup caster sugar, 1 star anise, 1 cinnamon stick, 2 cloves, 1 bay leaf, fresh lemon peel and 2 green cardamoms (smashed lightly to release the seeds). The pears were poached for around 45 minutes, and the liquid left to reduce further until it is syrupy. A great looking dessert if served on a nest of spun sugar and that star anise somewhere on the side :)


sweet, soft and yummy

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