Glenna's Champagne Poached Pears
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This is elegant and heart healthy dessert preparation is perfect for any special occasion or just to enjoy pears in season. It's easy on the wallet too.
: gluten free, dessert, vegan, vegetarian
Serves: 4
  • 4 bosc pears, peeled leaving the stem intact
  • 1½ cups champagne or sparkling wine
  • ½ - ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 tablespoon local honey, maple syrup or raw organic agave, to taste
  • Optional Additions
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeded
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and sliced into discs
  • 1 teaspoon PureBlend Tea’s Cinnamon Orange Hot Toddy Tea Blend
  1. Combine the wine, orange juice, honey and cinnamon stick in a 8 cup sauce pan and bring to boil. Add the pears and simmer for about 20 minutes or until tender.
  2. Cool pears in wine mixture to room temperature. You can refrigerate them in the poaching liquid until you're ready to serve them. Serve warm, at room temperature or chilled.
  3. Top with a dollop of slightly sweetened mascarpone, ice cream or crumbled amaretti cookies.
Recipe by phoebe's pure food at