Pears in Wine Sauce

Cajun French: la poire (la poo-ar) – pear


PlatedFinding fresh fruit at farmers markets is a treat. Today we had our choice of various apple varieties and pears. Of course we went home with some of each. Poaching pears in a wine sauce has been something we have wanted to do for quite some time. So pears were on the menu for tonight. We did it and yes, they were delicious…

This is an elegant yet easy dessert…

Mais C’est Bon!



2 pears

3 cups red wine

1 cup raw sugar

2 tbl lemon juice

Dash of salt


Peel and core pears from bottom, leaving stems attached

Combine wine, sugar, lemon juice, and salt

Mix well

Bring to a boil and dissolve sugar

Lower to simmer

Place pears in wine mixture and simmer until tender

Time will vary depending on ripeness of pears

When pears are tender remove and stand upright on a plate

Reduce wine mixture until thicken



Place pears on plate stem up

Spoon wine sauce over pears – approximately 3-4 tbl

Garnish with grated cheese, chocolate or both


Beginning the process
Beginning the process


Pears Poaching
Pears Poaching


Poached Pears
Poached Pears


Poached Pear ready for sauce and garnish
Poached Pear ready for sauce and garnish


Ready for Garnish
Ready for Garnish


Cheese Garnish
Cheese Garnish

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