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Poached Pears in Red Wine Sauce

Poached Pears in Red Wine Sauce


Yields: 10 servings


  • 10 small pears, peeled
  • 2 cups dry red wine, such as zinfandel
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar


  1. Combine the wine, water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Place the pears in the poaching liquid and simmer covered until just tender, about 8-10 minutes. Let the pears cool in the liquid and serve warm or cold.

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Chef Jack Silberstein is the co-founder and Director of Culinary and Business Operations of Jack’s Gourmet, a national kosher company producing authentic handcrafted deli meats and sausages. Jack lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife. In his spare time he works on writing his first cookbook.
Note: The laws of Shabbat rest mandate that all cooking and baking be done before Shabbat, and regulate food preparation done on Shabbat in other ways as well. For more information, see Food Preparation on Shabbat.
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