I think there's just something incredibly fancy about serving up a beautiful dish of poached pears at a dinner party. Anyone can make a cake or cookies, but to take the time to make something completely different and unique. I think this Poached Pears Recipe is a wonderful touch that will make your guests feel so special!
Wouldn't you want to see those pretty pears sitting on your dessert plate?
With currants, a little wine and sugar, this Poached Pears Recipe is actually very simple to make, but it packs a pretty big punch in the visual department!
You'll be seeing a lot more recipes like this on the blog, as I normally only do baked goods, and I know that can get a little boring! I've been so busy lately that I've hired my pal Kacey to help me fill in the gaps in the Food & Crafts department. I hope you like her goodies!
Poached Pears Recipe
1 organic bosc pear per serving
¼ cup fresh currants (or red berry)
½ cup sweet white wine
2 cups water
1 tablespoon maple sugar
Carefully wash and peel the pears. Cut off the bottom of the pears to make sure they will sit evenly in the pot while cooking. You may also use a paring knife to ‘core’ part of the pear from the bottom once the flat cut has been made. This is not required, simply makes enjoying it that much more enjoyable!
Place the pears in the pot with the water, wine and currants. Sprinkle the maple sugar over the tops of the pears. Cover and let simmer on low for about 30 minutes.
Carefully check the softness of the pears from the bottom with a fork (to avoid leaving marks on the sides). When the pears are tender remove from the pot and let rest on a plate. Turn up the heat and create a reduction from the remaining liquid. Strain out the seeds and drizzle over the top of the pears. Best when served the same day.