Red Wine Poached Pears


  • 4 conference pears
  • 750ml Trivento Reserve Malbec red wine
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • Peel from ½ lemon
  • Peel from ½ orange
  • 4 tbsp crème fraiche


Calories columnFat columnSaturates columnSugars columnSalt column
424 per serving
21% %GDA
6g per serving
9% %GDA
4g per serving
20% %GDA
54g per serving
60% %GDA
0.01g per serving
1% %GDA


  1. Peel the pears, leaving the stalk intact, then trim the bottom of the pear so that it will sit upright.

  2. Pour the red wine into a medium saucepan, (the pears need to be covered in the liquid) then add the sugar, cinnamon sticks, star anise, lemon and orange peel and bring to a simmer.

  3. Add the pears, return to a simmer then cover and poach gently for 15-20 minutes until tender and infused with the red wine.

  4. Remove from the heat and lift the pears out of the syrup into serving dishes.

  5. Return the pan to the heat and bring to the boil then cook for 10 minutes until reduced by half and thickened.

  6. Pour the liquid over the pears and serve straightaway with a dollop of crème fraiche.

  7. Otherwise, decant into a sealable container, allow to cool and refrigerate until needed. Serve cold.

Make With Trivento Reserve Malbec

Trivento Reserve Malbec Red Wine