Moscato Poached Pears

Moscato Poached Pears


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Pears poached to tender perfection are a light ending to a satisfying autumn meal. Moscato is a sweet and slightly sparkling white wine that has become very popular over the past few years. Your local wine store should carry it, but if you’re unable to find it you may replace Moscato with a sweet white wine. The alcohol in the wine cooks away, so this dessert is safe to serve to kids and non-drinkers.

  • 8 Bosc Pears
  • 1 Inch Piece Ginger
  • 1 Lemon (Zest & Juice)
  • 1 1/2 Cups Moscato Wine
  • 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 6 Star Anise
  • Water
  1. Peel pears, leaving stalks intact. Cut a slice from bottom so that they stand upright. Peel and mince ginger. Zest and juice lemon.
  2. In large-size heavy pan add wine, sugar, ginger, lemon zest & juice, and star anise over a medium-high heat. Cook 5 minutes until sugar has dissolved.
  3. Place pears in pan so that they fit nice and snug. Pour enough water to cover bring to a simmer over a medium-low heat. Cool, partially covered 50 minutes. Remove pears with slotted spoon to serving dish and let liquid continue to cook over a medium-heat for 10 minutes. Pour syrup over pears.
  4. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  5. You can make these pears up to 5 days in advance. Refrigerate with cooked syrup.
  6. Serves 8
  7. "Work With What You Got!"
  8. © Victoria Hart Glavin Tiny New York Kitchen © 2015 All Rights Reserved


Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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