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.