Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wine Poached Pears

We are in the second week of the brand new year already? Where did the time go? I was out on a four week vacation to India, had such a wonderful time with family and friends, truly spoilt !! Street food, chaat, snacks, dosas, idlis, samosa, breads, pastries, exotic desserts,  endless cups of chai, coffee and my all time favorite tender coconut on the streets..  pure bliss!! And not to forget some serious  shopping ;-)

Now that  I am back, settled in am all excited about the new year and my goals for the year, have tons of ideas and recipes, can't wait to get cookin'. I am so looking forward to blog- hopping to see whats cooking in my friend's kitchen. Hope you had a wonderful holiday season. A Happy New Year to all of you. Missed you guys :) :)

4-6 Peeled, Cored and Sliced Pears

1 1/2 cups of water

1 1/2 cups of red wine (recommend  Shiraz or Merlot)

3/4 cups of granulated sugar

a handful of blue berries and cranberries - fresh or frozen

Mix the water, red wine, sugar and berries and bring to a boil. Add the pealed pears and simmer for 20-25 mins till the pear is tender. (poked through with a fork).  Remove Pears and refrigerate.

Boil the wine sauce until the liquid has been reduced by half. Pour sauce over pears and serve with either mascarpone, crème fraiche or vanilla ice cream .

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  1. Simply stunning and tempting pics of wine poached pears.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. Simply superb..:) loved the colour and the presentation..:))
    Would make a divine dessert ..:))

  3. An elegant dessert!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  4. Wat a marvellous poached pears, stunning clicks.

  5. Mouthwatering poached pears.......hmmmm yummy yummy

  6. Looks Yummy..Wish you a Very Happy New Year :)

  7. i can't really stand to eat raw pears, but poached pears are an entirely different story! these are gorgeous and undoubtedly delicious!

  8. Wow, That looks delicious, perfect for a romantic dinner and my event. I am announcing Valentines Special – my 1st blog event and a Giveaway.!. Please do be a part of it and send in your recipes, especially this lovely one..! :)

  9. Simply stunning...a favorite classic :)

  10. I am not a big fan of poached pear, but your pics make me wanna try this :-)
    Happy New year !!


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