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Spiced Red Wine Poached Pears Recipe


  • 750 ml Red Wine we used a 2013 Shiraz Viognier from Taltarni
  • 200 g Caster Sugar
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 2 Cloves
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Paste or 1 Vanilla Pod
  • 4 Beurré Bosc Pears peeled


  • Add all ingredients, except the pears into a medium saucepan, heating gently until all the sugar dissolves
  • Add the pears, ensuring that they are fully immersed into the red wine mixture (use a cartouche to cover), and simmer for 30 minutes or until the pears are tender
  • Remove the pears and set aside
  • Further reduce the wine in the saucepan for another 30 minutes or until it thickens to a syrupy texture