Poached Pears in red wine is one simple yet scrumptious and elegant dessert. Why is it simple? Because Red wine is one main ingredient to poach the pears and this recipe can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated before serving. And while poaching in red wine with an inch of Cinnamon stick, the whole house is surrounded with fruity cinnamon flavour. No one would say no to this decadent simple dessert. For non-alcoholic, substitute any fruit juice with honey, sugar with a hint of any favourite spice for wine. You may get the taste, but not the appetising beautiful red colour.
For poaching ,Pear has to be tender but firm. You can substitute any spice like clove,star anise etc. My favourite is all time cinnamon. If you have red wine is well and good for both colour and taste. You can use white wine or fruit juice or simple sugar solution with a hint of any spices. I prefer poached pears to refrigerate over night or at least few hours before serving. You can make it ahead of time for parties and can serve this simple yet elegant dessert as a centrepiece . No doubt everyone would love and indulge.