Scarlet Poached Pears – Eat With Your Eyes


Ingredients: 1 bay leaf,2 cups Cabernet Sauvignon,1 cinnamon stick,2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice,4 firm Bosque pears, peeled, halved & cored,1 medium red beet, peeled & sliced 1/4″ thick,1/2 cup sugar

  1. Add sliced beets, wine, sugar, lemon juice and spices in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil & stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar.Lower the heat & add the pears. Simmer pears until fork tender, but still holding their shape – 20 to 35 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat & transfer to a glass bowl. Discard cinnamon stick, cloves & bay leaf. Cool to room temperature – 30 minutes.The pears can be made one day ahead & chilled in the poaching liquid. Bring to room temperature before serving.


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