December 08, 2014

Pears Poached in Sweet Wine, Honey & Thyme

Pears on small plates and thyme sprigs

I had dreamt of a poached pear recipe for a while and had imagined that I would serve it with a chocolate sauce. In my books, pear and chocolate is such a perfect combo. However, when I came to make the recipe, I had a little voice in my head whispering: ‘keep it simple’. It seems to have been my golden rule over the last few months, cooking dishes that are simple and highlight the taste and quality of the ingredients used. I decided to trust the voice and set aside the idea of the chocolate sauce, and instead serve the pears 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 on a wooden board and brown linen

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

Have a beautiful week x

Four pears in a small saucepan on a wooden board

Pears Poached in Sweet Wine, Honey & Thyme – serves 4
•750ml sweet white wine
•3tbsp honey
•3 sprigs of thyme
•4 pears

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.

Poires Pochées au Vin Doux, Miel et Thym – pour 4 personnes
•750ml de vin doux
•3cs de miel
•3 brins de thym
•4 poires

1.Verser le vin dans une petite casserole et ajouter le miel et le thym. Porter à ébullition.
2.Peler les poires, en les gardant entières. Ajouter les dans la casserole. Faire frémir pendant 15min, jusqu'à ce que les poires soient complètement tendres. Retirer du feu et servir.


Del's cooking twist said...

Beautiful recipe, I'm lovin' it! :)

food moods said...

Thanks Del ;)

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