Red Wine Poached Pears

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Preparation time:
Cooking time: 3 min

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 4-6


4 large semi ripe pears, preferably Bosc
1 bottle fruity red wine
1 cup and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1 clove
Zest and juice of 1 orange
½ cup Mascarpone


1. Peel and core the pears.
2. Add the pears, wine, 1 cup of the sugar, cinnamon stick, clove orange zest and juice. Close and lock. Bring to pressure on high heat, lower to medium heat and cook for 3 minutes at high pressure.
3. Release pressure using natural release method.
4. Uncover, gently remove the pears and allow them to cool on a flat dish or sheet.
5. Reduce wine on high heat by half.
6. Mix the mascarpone gently with the remaining sugar.
7. Serve a spoonful next to each pear and drizzle with remaining sauce.


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