Fruits work great in cakes, salads, juices, regardless of whether they are boiled, fried and baked. Often they are a basis of meat sauces, sweet fillings used in pancakes and dumplings. I call a wide range of fruits as my favourite ones, I use each quite frequently depending on the season. There are certain types of fruits like blueberries, raspberries or strawberries that I can eat just by themselves every day.
I like using everything in my fruit basket to make various dishes e.g. I use apples to make cakes, bananas when making my porridge and kiwi and oranges I add to fruit salads. When it comes to pears I usually combine them with blue cheese or serve them in a salad, or not long ago, I used some to make a sweet dessert, which was actually extremely easy to manage. I poached the pears with red wine, spices and orange juice. I served the pears with a dash of whipped cream.
Ingredients for poached pears in red wine.
- 5 soft pears
- 500 ml red wine
- juice from 2 oranges
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 4 cloves
- 2 cardamom seeds
How to make poached pears in red wine.
Pour the wine into a pot, add orange juice, honey, cinnamon stick, cloves and cardamom. Peel the pears and put them in the pot. Heat it all up, but do not boil it. Keep simmering on a low heat for 30-35 minutes. Once done, leave the cooked pears in the wine to allow them to cool down.
Serve the pears cold with a dash of whipped cream or ice cream.
Good to know when making poached pears in wine and orange.
I used Sauvignon blanc red wine.
The pears I selected were the Conference pears. Of course, any other sweet and soft types of pears will work in this dessert.
I opted for liquid acacia honey. It has a light taste and goes well with wine and orange juice.
Do you like desserts with fruits? If so, try our dessert for Trifle with forest fruits.