A fool-proof, easy-peasy dessert that always wows your guests. I brought these to a Thanksgiving pot-luck and everyone though I was mainlining Julia Child. Little did they know the recipe was only barely more time-consuming than making Jell-O.
Wine Poached Pears
5 – 6 pears, peeled, cored and halved
1 bottle fruity red wine
1 cup sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
Simmer wine and sugar in a large saucepan until sugar is dissolved. Add cinnamon sticks and pears, core side down. Simmer for 10 minutes. Flip pears and poach for another ten minutes. Pears should be fork tender when done. Serve with a scoop of marscapone or Explorateur cheese. Fresh whipped cream will do in a pinch.
Recipe courtest of sfist.com.