Riesling Poached Pears

Pears are abundant in the fall at almost every market. If you are lucky, you can find the small Forelle pears that I use in this recipe. What they lack in size they make up for with flavor!  You could use other sweet pears for this recipe, just double the Riesling and add 5-10 minutes to the cooking time, depending on size.

5 Forelle Pears
1/3 cup sugar
1 Vanilla bean
3 Cups sweet Riesling


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Peel the pears and slice the vanilla bean down the center, scraping out the seeds inside.

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Add the sugar, vanilla seeds and pod, pears, a pinch of salt and Riesling to a saucepan.

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Simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes until soft, but not falling apart.  Remove the pears from the saucepan.


Continue to simmer the liquid until it has reduced by 3/4 into a sweet syrup that coats the back of a spoon.

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I recommend serving with vanilla ice cream.

This photo is courtesy of my friend Brent Stephens #Hipstacrat


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