Red Wine Poached Pears
Exclusive recipe by Pick A Local Pick SA brand ambassador – Callum Hann
Ingredients: (Serves 4)
1 Stick cinnamon (or 1 ½ tsp cinnamon powder)
3 Star anise
1/3 Cup honey
200ml Red wine
4 Pears, quartered and core removed
Vanilla ice cream, to serve
Combine cinnamon, star anise, honey, red wine and pears in a saucepan. Top up with enough water to just cover fruit.
Bring to a simmer, cover with a cartouche (circle of baking paper) to help keep the fruit below the surface of the liquid. Simmer gently for 10-15 minutes or until pears can easily be pierced with a knife.
Remove pears from liquid. Return liquid to the boil and cook until a light syrup forms. Serve pears topped with syrup and vanilla ice cream.