Spiced Red Wine Poached Pears Recipe: A Healthy Instant Pot® Valentine's Day Recipe by 30Seconds Food

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Spiced Red Wine Poached Pears Recipe: A Healthy Instant Pot® Valentine's Day Recipe

Impress that special someone with this elegant, beautiful and tasty dessert. And feel free to mix things up – use Bartlett, Anjou or Bosc pears. Just find the best one that is ripe but still firm. Then elevate this easy poached pear recipe before serving with a scoop of vanilla or cinnamon ice cream.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 ripe but still firm pears
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 cups dry red wine
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 sprig fresh mint

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Rinse and peel the pears leaving the stem. Using a corer or melon baller, remove the cores from underneath without going through the top so you can maintain the stem. Brush the pears inside and out with the lemon juice.
  2. Combine the wine, orange juice, orange zest, sugar, cinnamon stick, cloves and ginger in Instant Pot®. Press the Sauté button and then hit the Adjust button to change the temperature to More. Bring to a slow boil in about 3 to 5 minutes; stir to blend and dissolve the sugar. Carefully place the pears in liquid. Press Adjust button to change temperature to Less and simmer unlidded for 5 additional minutes. Lock lid.
  3. Press Manual button and adjust time to 3 minutes. Use the Pressure button to set
  4. the pressure to Low. When the timer beeps, quick-release pressure until float valve drops and then unlock lid.
  5. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the pears to a serving platter. Garnish with mint sprig.

Excerpted from The I Love My Instant Pot© Free Holiday Menu by Michelle Fagone (CavegirlCuisine.com). Used by permission of the publisher, Adams Media, a division of Simon & Schuster. All rights reserved. Photography by James Stefiuk.

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Ann Marie Patitucci
This sounds great. I've been wanting to get an Instant Pot. I think I just have to now!
Elisa Schmitz
This looks amazing!! #yum
Candy Stephens
These sound amazing! Perfect for a girls' night in ;)
Nicole DeAvilla
I love anything with pears. What a cool recipe! #delicious

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