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!

Enjoy!!

Ingredients:

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

 

Plate:

Place pears on plate stem up

Spoon wine sauce over pears – approximately 3-4 tbl

Garnish with grated cheese, chocolate or both

Enjoy!

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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