Champagne-Poached Pears

Champagne-Poached Pears

Champagne-Poached Pears

An elegant finish to any meal. It's a simple dish that tastes fabulous and a great use of a bottle of champagne or sparkling wine.

Number of Servings:
6

INGREDIENTS

1
bottle champagn or sparkling wine
1
cup (250 ml)
granulated sugar
1
cinnamon stick
4
pieces star anise
1
vanilla bean, halved and seeds scraped out
6
pears, peeled

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place champagne, sugar, cinnamon and star anise in pot large enough to hold 6 pears standing upright and bring to simmer. Add vanilla pod and seeds to pot. Add pears and top with water to just cover pears. Simmer 30 minutes, then cool in liquid. Serve cold or at room temperature with some of the poaching liquid and ice cream or whipped cream.

Great Pairings

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    • 597104
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