How to poach pears in red wine

Poached pears and Macadamia Icecream

Here’s a lovely pear to warm your heart, ignite your agni and tickle your tummy with a whole lot of Byron Bay goodness. This photo shoot with Nelly le Comte was generated to capture the colours of autumn.

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How to poach pears in red wine

  • Author: Samantha Gowing


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4 organic pears
250 ml water
250 ml red wine
100 grams coconut sugar
1 vanilla pod, split and seeds scraped
2 star anise
1 cinnamon quill


  1. Place pears snugly in a medium-sized, heavy based saucepan.
  2. Add water, wine, coconut sugar, vanilla, star anise and cinnamon quill.
  3. Make sure there is enough water to cover the fruit.
  4. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  5. Take care not to boil the fruit.
  6. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  7. Carefully remove fruit and strain cooking syrup over.
  8. Serve with my coconut yoghurt or a frosty treat of your choice!

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