Chef Nick's Red Wine Poached Pears 10/13/14 - WSMV News 4

Chef Nick's Red Wine Poached Pears 10/13/14

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2 cups dry red wine (cabernet or merlot)
¼ cup sugar
2 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
4 firm ripe pears
In a small saucepan, combine wine, sugar, cloves and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer. Core and peel pears. Gently place pears in poaching liquid, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes to ensure even color until pears are cooked, but still firm. Remove pan from heat and allow pears to cool. Once cooled, cover and chill in refrigerator at least 3 hours or up to 24. Serve with a drizzle of poaching liquid and fresh whipped cream. 

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