Poached Pears in Le Pommier Red Blend Wine.

Poached pears in Red Wine is the perfect dessert option for cold winter nights.

How to make poached pears:


  • 4 firm pears
  • 1 bottle Le Pommier Red Blend wine 
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup sugar


  1. Peel the pears, but leave them whole and keep the stems on them. Slice a small amount of the base off if you’d like them to sit up straight when served.
  2. Pour the wine, water, sugar, and spices into a large stockpot over medium-low heat. Gently add the pears to the poaching liquid. Let the liquid heat and slowly simmer for about 30 minutes or until pears are deep red in color.
  3. Remove the pears from the poaching liquid.
  4. You can serve the red wine poached pears immediately along with a glass of the poaching liquid, which is in essence a mulled wine. Alternatively, you can boil the liquid until it is thick and syrupy and drizzle over the poached pears.

***The pears can be poached up to 2 days ahead and kept in the poaching syrup in the fridge.

Have a look at Martha Stewart’s video on How to do it!

Other uses:

When the sweet, red wine poached pears are combined with the salty gorgonzola cheese and the crunchy walnuts, it creates a beautifully, delicious complete salad that everyone will love.
Or try a delicious Red wine chocolate cake with poached pears.
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