Poached mulled wine pears

Poached mulled wine pears
  • Serves icon Serves 6
  • Time icon Takes 5 minutes to make, 60-70 minutes to cook, plus cooling

Give poached pears a festive twist with our easy mulled wine pears recipe. A lighter alternative to Christmas pudding or trifle.

If you liked this, you’ll love our blackberry and bay poached pear pavlova

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
236kcals
Fat
0.2g (no saturated)
Protein
0.7g
Carbohydrates
37.5g (36.6g sugars)
Fibre
4.4g
Salt
trace
Calories
236kcals
Fat
0.2g (no saturated)
Protein
0.7g
Carbohydrates
37.5g (36.6g sugars)
Fibre
4.4g
Salt
trace

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle (75cl) hearty red wine
  • Pared zest and juice of 1 orange
  • Pared zest of 1 lemon
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 6 ripe but firm pears, peeled with stalks intact

Method

  1. Pour the wine and 600ml water into a pan. Add all the other ingredients, apart from the pears, put over a low heat, then stir until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and leave to infuse for 15 minutes.
  2. Return the pan to the heat, then add the pears. Bring to a gentle simmer and submerge the pears in the liquid for 35-40 minutes, turning occasionally, until just cooked and ruby red. Remove to a bowl and set aside to cool.
  3. Bring the poaching liquid back to the boil and reduce by half (to about 500ml) until slightly syrupy. Cool a little before pouring over the pears. Cool completely before serving.

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