Rosé poached pears
- October 2023
- Serves 4
- Hands-on time 15 min. Simmering time 30 min
Cooking with rosé should be a more common practice! The wine is the perfect match for in-season pears in this simple dessert – rich enough to impart flavour but delicate enough for the pears’ sweet, buttery taste to come through. Choose a dry variety with a fruity finish.
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- 1g (0.6g saturated)
- 48g (46g sugars)
- 100g golden caster sugar
- 400ml dry rosé wine
- 1 tsp vanilla paste
- 4 medium conference pears, peeled
- 4 tbsp thick vanilla yogurt or ice cream to serve
- Put the sugar, wine and vanilla in a small pan that will fit all four pears snugly. Put the pan over a medium-high heat, then simmer for 2 minutes to dissolve the sugar.
- Cut a thin slice off the base of each pear so you can sit them upright when you serve them. Reduce the heat and add the pears to the pan – you want them to be as submerged in the liquid as possible. Cover with a lid and simmer gently for 30 minutes, turning the pears occasionally.
- Remove the pan from the heat, lift the pears out into a bowl, then return the pan to the heat. Simmer uncovered until the syrup is reduced by half. Pour the syrup over the pears and set them aside to cool a little. You can enjoy them warm or leave them to cool in the syrup and eat them cold. Serve with yogurt or ice cream.
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