Spiced Poached Pears

A delicious recipe for creating a seasonal pear dish.


  • 500 ml red wine
  • 500 g sugar
  • 2 kg pears
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise


  1. Put the red wine and sugar in a large pan and cook over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Peel, quarter, and core the pears.
  2. Add to the wine with the cinnamon sticks and star anise. Leave over a medium heat for a further 10 minutes or until tender.
  3. Transfer to sterilised kilner or jam jars.


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