a red wine poached pear on a white plate with a small dollop of coconut cream. There are gold spoons sitting next to the white plate and a bottle of Missouri red wine in the background.

Red Wine Poached Pears

  • Author: Jennifer
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Celebrate the ones you love this year with dinner and gorgeous red wine poached pears for dessert, featuring Missouri wines.

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  • 1 bottle Missouri Norton red wine
  • 4 Bosc pears
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • coconut cream


  1. Add the red wine, vanilla, cinnamon sticks, and sugar to a large saucepan or dutch oven. Simmer over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. 
  2. While the red wine is simmering, carefully peel the skin off of the Bosc pears, leaving the stem in place. Slice off the bottom of the pears so that they will sit flat. 
  3. Add the pears to the wine and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until the pears are softened. If the pears are not fully submerged, turn them halfway through the cook time. 
  4. When soft, carefully remove from the pan and stand upright on a plate to cool for about 5 minutes. 
  5. Serve warm, with fresh coconut cream. 


Adjust the cooking time as needed for the pears. If the pears are not ripe, they may take longer to soften and vice versa. 

  • Category: dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: red wine poached pears, Missouri wine, dessert, gluten-free