Red Wine Poached Pears with Chocolate Filling
Ingredients40 m servings 400
- Cut bottom off each pear and core from the bottom to give each pear a flat bottom to stand upright.
- Combine wine, water, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and star anise in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and arrange pears on their sides in the saucepan. Simmer pears for 10 to 12 minutes. Turn pears and continue simmering until tender and easily poked with a fork, 8 to 10 minutes. Work in batches if needed.
- Remove pears from wine mixture and place in a serving dish, standing upright. Continue boiling wine sauce until reduced to about 3/4 cup, 5 to 10 more minutes.
- Fill each pear's core cavity with chocolate sauce. Pour wine sauce over each pear.
- Cook's Notes:
- I recommend using Bosc or Anjou pears.
- Use Zinfandel, Shiraz, or Merlot for the red wine.
Per Serving: 400 calories; 4.8 78.7 3 < 1 183 Full nutrition
ReviewsRead all reviews 4
Made this for Mother's Day and it was a hit! I used both Bosc and Anjou pears and found the Bosc to work better. I topped the pears with a tablespoon of mascarpone before drizzling the sauce o...
Very easy and supper yummy! I was able to poach 6 pears with the recipe above. I dug out extra pear flesh from the core area for extra chocolate filling.
This was delicious! Even better the second day when flavors had time to marinate. I did not use the chocolate sauce; just served it warm with mascarpone cheese at room temperature.