Poached Pears in Red Wine


It’s Wednesday night and school will be closed tomorrow due to the snow storm. My daughter Yanah wants to make her lemon cake.

Lemon cake mix

I am in the mood for something fancier, I have pears, wine, and sugar. So why not make Poached Pears in red wine.


6 firm Bosc pears

1 bottle of dry red wine

1 cup of sugar

Water (3 cups approximately) as needed.


(I am using half of the ingredients: 3 pears, 1/2 bottle of the wine, 1/2 cup of sugar)


Peel the pears leaving stems intact.

In a large pot bring wine, sugar, water to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar.

Add the pears to the poaching liquid adding water if needed to cover the pears, bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a simmer.  Cook 25-30 minutes or until tender.

Remove from the heat and allow pears to cool in the poaching liquid.

The first time I made this recipe, I served it with vanilla ice cream.  Today,  I am enjoying it with cake.

Poached Pears in Red Wine

Let me know what do you think and how would you serve it.



  1. What a great way to dress up a cake box mix! Though it also sounds yummy with vanilla ice cream. I love pears and I won’t say no to wine 🙂

  2. easy to make, doesn’t take too long, and looks delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe, most of the pears we have in the grocery store are too hard to eat raw, but this would soften them up and flavour them as well. Thanks for sharing

    • Aaaah, Kaitlyn,
      I had to please my 12-year-old daughter and as she was determined to make her cake mix, I could not resist to let her do it and add it to mine.

  3. This sounds like such a wonderful and delicious recipe! I had no idea this could be so easy… I will definitely try it out!

  4. That sounds like my kind of snow day! It looks delicious. I have actually never had pears like that. I always assumed it was a complicated process. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Oh my gosh, I LOVE poached pears! However, you are a strong woman for being able to choose between cake and ice cream. I think I may have to have both! Lol

    • I usually make a ginger syrup, it’s a simple syrup that I add ginger to it. I am sure the ginger syrup would be delicious with the pear.

  6. Awesome idea and very unique dish. I love the creativity you’ve done on this meal, looks absolutely delicious and so enticing.


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