Honey and Thyme Wine-Poached Pears

Simply dressed with a few spoonfuls of the cooking liquid, the pears are incredibly tender with delicate aromas of the cooking wine, honey and thyme.
By Blandine Wilcox

thyme poached pear recipe

This recipe is simple and delicious. The pears are served on their own, simply dressed with a few spoonfuls of the cooking liquid. The result is an incredibly tender fruit with delicate aromas of the cooking wine, honey and thyme.

Pears Poached in Sweet Wine

Choose to use a more or less strong honey and wine depending on how prominent you want their flavors to be. We found the recipe was as enjoyable eaten warm or at room temperature and this makes a lovely light festive pudding.

Hone and Thyme Wine-Poached Pears
 
Simply dressed with a few spoonfuls of the cooking liquid, the pears are incredibly tender with delicate aromas of the cooking wine, honey and thyme.
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Recipe Type: Dessert
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 750ml (25 fluid ounces) sweet white wine
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 3 sprigs of thyme
  • 4 pears
Instructions
  1. Pour the wine in a small saucepan and add the honey and thyme. Bring to the boil.
  2. Peel the pears carefully, keeping them whole. Add to the saucepan. Simmer on a gentle heat for about 15min, until the pears are really tender. Take off the heat and serve.
 

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