I can’t even begin to explain how wonderfully rich and decadent these babies are.
I am typically a chocolate kind of girl when it comes to dessert but these pears are something else.
Poached pears sound super complicated but I think it’s actually the easiest dessert on the planet.
We used THIS recipe.
Basically, you put 500ml of red wine into a pot with 1 cinnamon stick, 2 cloves, juice of 1 orange, slice of the orange rind, and 1/2 cup of sugar.
Bring that to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
While you are waiting for that. Peal you pears and cut off the bottom so that the pears have a flat surface – keep the stem on (for presentation purposes of course!).
Once your home smells like mulled wine is on the stove, place the pears in the pot. Simmer for a total of 30 minutes, turning the pears every 5 minutes or so for even colour.
Take the pears out, let them cool, and reduce the wine mixture to a wonderful syrup.
When you’re ready for eating, place the pears upright on a plate, spoon some of the syrup over top, add some whipped cream, and you have yourself the most elegant and ballin’ dessert..ever.