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Poached Pears, 12/5/13

Peter Brave

Brave New Restaurant

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups red wine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 2 lemons and their zest
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 tbsp whole cloves
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 6 pears, peeled and cored

PROCEDURE

  • Combine all the ingredients, except for pears, in a saucepan
  • Bring to a boil, reduce down to a simmer
  • Add pears
  • Lightly poach, approximately 20 minutes
  • Remove from heat and store covered overnight in refrigerator
  • To serve, lightly heat and serve with custard sauce and shortbread as garnish

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