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Wine Poached Pear

Pear poached in red wine and served with goat's cheese, thyme and toasted pecans

Wine Poached Pear (June 2009)

Any kind of firm pear will do. This particular time I used a Bosc pear.

Wine Poached Pear (June 2009)

Peel and core the pear and place it in the wine that has a little sugar and a sprig of thyme added to it. To stop it from oxidizing, make sure the pear is completely covered with wine.

Wine Poached Pear (June 2009)Wine Poached Pear (June 2009)

Poach the pear over medium heat (smiling boil) until it is fork tender. Spoon wine overtop from time to time.

Wine Poached Pear (June 2009)

Remove pears from the heat and place in serving dishes. Spoon goat's cheese into the cavity.

Wine Poached Pear (June 2009)
Wine Poached Pear (June 2009)

Continue to cook the wine to reduce it to about half.

Wine Poached Pear (June 2009)

Pour the wine reduction over the poached pears.

Wine Poached Pear (June 2009)

Toast pecan halves in a bit of butter until they are fragrant.

pecans (June 2009)

Scatter thyme leaves and toasted pecan pieces over the pears.

Wine Poached Pear (June 2009)

Wine Poached Pears

to recipes from OUR kitchen: Pears Poached in Red Wine & Garnished with Italian Cheese

to blog from OUR kitchen: wine poached pears with goat's cheese and pecans (WHB#188: thyme)


Thyme

Silver Thyme growing in our rooftop garden.

Thyme (June 2009)

Lemon Thyme

Thyme (June 2009)

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