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Ceja Vineyards

Wine Poached Pears

Recipe Date:
January 1, 2015
Serving Size:
6
Cook Time:
01:25:00
Difficulty:
Medium
Measurements:
Imperial (US)
Ingredients
  • 3 Bartlett Anjou or Bosc pears
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 1 of bottle of white wine (750ml)
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch of brown sugar
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
Directions

Cut pears in half and core them. Pour white wine bottle into a pot along with the sugar, vanilla bean and cinnamon stick and bring to a boil. Add the cut pears to the pot and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender on a medium-low heat. Remove the pears to a serving dish standing them upright and place in refrigerator. Remove the vanilla bean from pot and continue reducing the wine-based sauce until 1 cup of syrup is left. Place the syrup in a heatproof container and place in the refrigerator until cool, approximately 1 hour.

Mix mascarpone cheese with two tablespoons of pear reduction syrup and spoon into pears. Sprinkle pears with pumpkin seeds that have been toasted on high heat in a small pan with the 1/2 tsp of olive oil, brown sugar and cayenne pepper. Lastly, drip on some of the pear reduction syrup.

This sweet white wine poached pear recipe is a perfect dessert or brunch dish for any day of the week. The recipe maximizes the pear's natural sweetness, combining it with a fruit-forward white wine that is highlighted with a touch of cinnamon, vanilla, mascarpone cheese and toasted pumpkin seeds.

 

Wine Poached Pears Recipe by Ceja Vineyards

Wine Poached Pears Recipe by Ceja Vineyards

Wine Poached Pears Recipe by Ceja Vineyards

Wine Poached Pears Recipe by Ceja Vineyards