Perfectly Poached Port Pears

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Serving Size: 1/2 pear (approximately 4 ounces)
Recipe adapted from:
Zeke Gluckman
These pears are poached in a sweetened port wine, then sliced and drizzled with port wine reduction. Makes for a delicious and elegant dessert! Optional topping: toasted walnuts and bleu cheese
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  • Pour entire bottle of port into a pot large enough to accommodate all the pears, and turn the heat up to medium.
  • Meanwhile peel the pears and cut in half lengthwise.
  • Add the sugar, cinnamon stick, and lemon zest to the port wine, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  • Add pears to the pot and adjust heat until a light simmer is reached.
  • Low simmer for approximately 8 to 12 minutes or until a fork goes into the pears easily.
  • Remove pears from pot and set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, increase heat to a simmer and reduce port wine until it begins to thicken. About 15 to 20 minutes.
  • When pears are cool core and slice. Drizzle with reduction.
  • If your feeling adventurous request the chef add some toasted walnuts and a wedge of bleu cheese!

Cook Times

Active Prep10
Hands-On Cook10
Hands-Off Cook15
Total Time35 minutes
Recipe Serving Size10



  • 750 milliliter port wine one bottle, about 25 ounces
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 pear firm
  • 1 lemon


  • walnuts toasted and chopped
  • blue cheese wedge (leave off for vegan)

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Reheating/Serving Instructions
Can be eaten chilled or warmed slightly in the microwave.


Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

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