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Vegan Red Wine Poached Pears






Let’s talk easy desserts!



Out of all the fruits you see in desserts, I feel as though you see less and less of pears. In many ways they are like a mild apple, but I love them all year round! I had experienced a poached pear back in 2007 and wasn’t greatly impressed. Fast forward to today, I find them so aesthetically pleasing and the idea of “Pearing” them with red wine just seemed intriguing. So in 2015 we explored poached pears and it was such a hit! 

Before you show in the towel because this looks too involved, just wait! If you’re not familiar with poaching pears, its easy breezy! You simply peel, core, soak in whatever you like, reduce the sauce and serve the pears as is. If you want to elevate the pears even more, simply wear in pastry dough or stuff with chocolate.



What I love about this concept, is everything! It involves a handful of ingredients, the sauce is to die for and can be used for other desserts, It’s perfect for any season, they have aesthetic appeal, you can switch up the nuts, these can easily be made in bulk, are great for entertaining, and will make you look like an iron chef to everyone!



If you’re searching for a fun, festive, and modern vegan dessert you have to try my recipe for vegan Red Win Poached Pears ! 





Why this recipe is great: 



Aesthetic appeal

Sauce is a game changer

Perf for fall/winter, but can be enjoyed during any season!

Can easily be made in bulk








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Vegan Poached Pears

  • Author: Eat Drink Shrink
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 3 to 4 pears 1x


Units Scale
  • 34 small pears (not ripe)
  • 1 cups water
  • 2 cup red wine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • Garnish: Coconut whip and toasted pistachios


  1. Peel and core the pears from the bottom, leaving the stems in place.
  2. In a small pot, add the water, wine, sugar, lemon, cinnamon sticks, cloves and vanilla bean. Place the pears in the poaching liquid and cook until just before tenderness, about 45 minutes. Continue to baste the pears as you cook them and rotate. Allow pears to cool completely in the liquid.
  3. Remove the pears and reduce the liquid over medium heat. (5 mins) Remove the cinnamon stick, vanilla, and cloves.
  4. To place smear the sauce on the bottom and serve with coconut whip and toasted pistachios.
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Poached Pears
  • Cuisine: Dessert


  • Serving Size: 1

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