Poached Pears with Pomegranate

Poached Pears with Pomegranate |

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Poached Pears with Pomegranate print recipe Poached Pear with Pomegranate and Cardamom by feasting at home -sylvia fountaine December-10-2012 A lovely hued poached pear with red wine glaze and Pomegranate. A light and healthy holiday dessert recipe, sure to delight your guests.




  1. In a small pot, combine the wine, zest from 1/2 an orange, the juice from the lemon and orange, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and beet slices. Bring to a simmer and stir to allow beet slices to infuse.
  2. Add the pears and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered, gently stirring and turning the pears to get uniform coloring. Simmer until they’re easily pierced with the tip of a knife, about 25 minutes depending on the size of the pears. With a slotted spoon, gently transfer the pears to individual plates.
  3. Strain the liquid and return to the stove, bring to a simmer and cook until thickened and syrupy and reduced by two-thirds, about 15 minutes. Spoon the sauce over the pears. Garnish with pomegranate.
  4. Tip: Play around with using different spices and flavorings, like star anise, pink peppercorns, juniper berry, or ginger. Remember to taste your poaching liquid, for balance, sweetness and flavor. Remember … If the poaching liquid doesn’t taste good, your pears probably won’t either. 🙂
  5. To make cardamom creme- Place all ingredients in a mixer with whisk attachment..and whisk until stiff peaks form, or for a work out, whisk by hand in a mixing bowl. Whisk just until the cream reaches stiff peaks. Store any unused portion in an airtight container for up to 10 hours. When ready to use, rewhisk for 10 to 15 seconds.