Red Wine Poached Pears

Serves: 4-6

Pressure Cooking Time: 3 min


  • 4 large semi ripe pears, preferably Bosc
  • 1 bottle fruity red wine
  • 1 cup and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 clove
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • ½ cup Mascarpone


1. Peel and core the pears.

2. Add the pears, wine, 1 cup of the sugar, cinnamon stick, clove orange zest and juice. Close and lock. Bring to pressure on high heat, lower to medium heat and cook for 3 minutes at high pressure.

3. Release pressure using natural release method.

4. Uncover, gently remove the pears and allow them to cool on a flat dish or sheet.

5. Reduce wine on high heat by half.

6. Mix the mascarpone gently with the remaining sugar.

7. Serve a spoonful next to each pear and drizzle with remaining sauce.