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Spiced Red Wine Poached Pears from Cafè Traumerei Franschhoek

Spiced red wine poached pears

To prep:  5 min
To cook:  1:15
Ingredients:  9
Serves:  4

Ingredients:

  • 500ml (2 cups) dry red wine
  • 70g (1/3 cup) caster sugar
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 2 x 7cm cinnamon sticks
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 4 just-ripe pears, peeled
  • 1 x 250g  mascarpone
  • 2 tbs icing sugar mixture
  • 2 tsp rosewater

Method Related Recipes Notes:

Step 1
Combine the wine, sugar, star anise, cinnamon and vanilla bean in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Add the pears and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, turning occasionally, for 1 hour or until pears are tender. Use a slotted spoon to transfer pears to a heatproof bowl.

Step 2
Increase heat to high and bring the syrup to the boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until syrup thickens slightly. Pour over the pears and set aside for 10 minutes to cool. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 4 hours to chill.

Step 3
Place the mascarpone, icing sugar and rosewater in a medium bowl and stir to combine.

Step 4
Transfer the pears to a serving dish and drizzle with syrup. Serve with rosewater mascarpone.


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