Holiday Poached Pears Recipe
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Holiday Poached Pears Recipe

For the reluctant entertainer, this is a very easy “winter” dessert. Pull out of the fridge, reheat, serve! An easy, signature dessert highlighting the fruit of the Rogue Valley, from my friend, Stan.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4


  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 3/4 cup of white wine Riesling works great
  • 3-4 sticks of cinnamon
  • 3 tsp. of vanilla
  • 4-6 medium pears


  • Peel, core and halve the pears. (Use Bosc or Bartlett pears that are fairly firm – not too ripe or soft.)
  • In a large skillet, combine 1/3 cup of sugar, 3/4 cup of wine, 3/4 cup of water, 3-4 cinnamon sticks (broken up into inch long pieces) and 3 tsp. of vanilla. Bring to a boil.
  • Add pears. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer until soft.
  • Remove from heat and serve hot (without cinnamon sticks) with a scoop of premium vanilla ice cream. Drizzle with caramel topping, if desired.
  • Option: Place in container with juice and chill overnight {up to 2 days}. Serve cold with same ingredients as above.