Red wine poached pears served with an espresso whip cream & almond brittle make for a simple elegant holiday dessert. Perfect for wine lovers and sure to impress your guests this holiday season!
The holiday season is here and we couldn’t be more excited! We love Christmas & New Years. Its such a great time to step out of your comfort zone and try making new recipes. From elegant family dinners, dinner for two to Christmas baking and trying new cocktails we just cant get enough!
This red wine poached pears dessert is truly for those who love wine. The pears have an intense spiced wine taste to them so for anyone who does not love wine, we do not recommend this dessert. To achieve the beautiful deep purple colour you’ll need to place the pears in the poaching liquid overnight.
The best pears to use are Bosc pears. They keep their shape the best when cooked and are shaped the best for an elegant presentation. Make sure to use firm pears and not ripe ready to eat pears which will fall apart when cooking.
To balance the intensity of the wine, we served the pears with an espresso whipped cream and almond brittle. The coffee flavor and sweetness from the brittle provide just the right balance. We suggest preparing the pears and almond brittle the day before to save time.
This is also a great dessert to make after the holidays if you have any leftover bottles of red wine that your guests weren’t able to finish. Once you achieve that beautiful deep red purple you can reduce the wine into syrup and use that syrup to coat the pears. You can also serve the pears with vanilla ice cream, almond slivers, crunchy granola, we’ll leave that up to you.
To deep purple makes for a beautiful presentation, visually stunning! This dessert is sweet and warm, perfect for the holidays