Poached Pears

Poached Pears
Photo by Marcus Nilsson

Ingredients

  • 4 small ripe pears (any variety), peeled
  • 1 navel orange, quartered
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ½ bottle (1 1/2 cups) red wine
  • 1 lemon
  • ½ vanilla bean, split, or 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cloves
  • + 1 more ingredients
    • ¾ cup sugar

In a small saucepan, off the heat, combine the wine, the juice from the lemon and orange, 1 of the squeezed orange quarters, the sugar, vanilla, cinnamon stick, and cloves. Add the pears and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, turning the pears occasionally, until they're easily p...

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