Hartford House

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Award-winning hotel and restaurant situated at Summerhill Stud on the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Meander, South Africa.

Red Wine Poached Pears Recipe

 Red Wine Poached Pears Photo : Jackie Cameron

Red Wine Poached Pears
Photo : Jackie Cameron

Red Wine Poached Pears

 Jackie Cameron Head Chef

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef

Red-wine-poached pear hearts classically served with honey, walnuts and gorgonzola crème, is unique, and successfully marries sweet-and-savoury flavours. It prepares one’s palate for the dessert.

Yields : 4 Portions

Ingredients :

250ml freshly squeezed Orange Juice

250ml Red Wine

1 Lemon, cut in ¼

1 Orange, cut in ¼

4 Pears, peeled, de – cored and cut in 1/2

2 Star Anise

125ml White Sugar

2 Bay Leaves

Method :

1) Place all the ingredients into one pot.

2) Bring to the boil, then simmer for about 20 minutes or until cooked. Leave the pears in the syrup for a few days to develop the colour and flavour within the pear.

3) Serve with Gorgonzola Cream, roasted Walnuts and Honey.

Please post your comments and any food-related questions below. I look forward to hearing from you.

Jackie Cameron
Hartford House, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
+27 33 263 2713