Poached Pears

Recipe by Liz Lewis
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

45

minutes

Pears poached in creamy Buttercream Chardonnay and seasoned with star anise and cinnamon. 

Ingredients

  • 4 pears cut in half and peeled

  • 2 star anise

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 1 cup Buttercream Chardonnay

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 large piece of orange peel

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Place the pears cut side down in an 8″ x 8″ in baking dish.
  • Add star anise, cinnamon stick, Buttercream Chardonnay, water, orange peel, and sugar into a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil and then immediately turn off the heat.
  • Carefully pour the poaching liquid over the pears. Cover the baking dish tightly with foil and place it in the preheated oven. Cook for 20-30 minutes or until pears cut easily with a fork.
  • Remove the star anise, cinnamon stick, and orange peel before serving. Serve warm or chilled with a bit of the poaching liquid. 

Notes

  • Grandmas Says: Use the start anise or cinnamon stick as a decorative garnish. Serve with a dollop of homemade whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.