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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