Cinnamon Wine Poached Pears

Cinnamon Wine Poached Pears

A few weeks ago I promised to share this recipe, and I totally forgot. We served it as a dessert with our Elegant Pot Roast for #SundaySupper that everyone went crazy over, and these had the safe affect. Even though I’d always wanted to, I had actually never made these before so it was a test to see how they went over. They were a huge hit with one of my daughter eating 2 pears herself. She loves fruit, and with the gently hint of wine and seasonings, the flavor was enhanced beyond what I thought was possible.

I’m just sorry I forgot to share it before now.

Cinnamon Wine Poached Pears
  • 8-10 pears
  • ¾ bottle of Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1¼ c. sugar
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • Water
  1. Peel the pears, keeping the stems in place.
  2. Combine the Sauvignon Blanc, the sugar and the cinnamon sticks in a large sauce pot.
  3. You can cut your pears, but we kept ours whole.
  4. Bring the mixture to a simmer for 5 minutes or so. Gently set the pears upright into the sauce pot.
  5. Add water to cover the pears to at least the stems. Bring back to a simmer.
  6. Once simmering, cover the pears with a a piece of parchment paper. I just cut a piece that fit the pot, poked some holes with a fork and shoved into the sauce pot. (it wasn't pretty but it did the trick!)
  7. Allow to simmer another 15 minutes or so.
  8. Test your pear for doneness by using a fork or knife to pierce. You want them to be pretty soft but you don't want them to fall apart completely.
  9. Gently remove from water. Serve.



Poached Pears in Cinnamon Wine


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  1. says

    I wouldn’t know anything about forgetting to post recipes just because I had two recipes whose picture sat on my camera card for almost 2 years before I thought to actually write the posts.

    These pears look absolutely elegant Nicole. I’ve never made anything like this before but it looks easy enough.

    • says

      haha Glad I’m not the only one who does that. I have a lot that it happens to. Especially when we make multiple things in one day. Ah well, someday they will make it here. haha
      They really were super easy and so incredibly elegant – a fun dinner pairing with wine and the pot roast we made. So good!

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