Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Poached Pears in a Chocolate Raspberry Wine Sauce

3 firm pears, peeled, cored, and cut into quarters
2 c. Chocolate Raspberry Wine (photo after directions)
3/4 c. sugar
1 vanilla bean, cut lengthwise
cool whip for topping

Heat the chocolate raspberry wine and the vanilla bean in a saucepan on medium-low heat. When the wine starts to bubble slightly, add the sugar and stir until it dissolves. Add the pears to the wine and cook for 10 minutes. Remove the pears and place on your serving dish. Simmer the wine a while longer (3-5 minutes) to thicken to a syrup/sauce consistency. Spoon over your pears. Add cool whip or ice cream to serve with it.


Shaheen said...

I do love the sound of this. Its one of those recipes I think I'll make, but when pears come into season - I forget and bake cake with them instead.

Rebecca's Amazing Creations said...

It was definitely a very easy recipe to make, and I've wanted to try poached pears for a really long time but always been too scared to. And the best part is that it only takes about 15 minutes total!