Red Wine Poached Pears (Instant Pot)
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
  1. 6 pears firm and pealed
  2. 1 bottle red wine a dry tarty, tannic red wine like Sangiovese or Barbera
  3. 1 bay leaf
  4. 4 cloves
  5. 1 stick cinnamon or one teaspoon cinnamon
  6. 1 piece Ginger fresh
  7. 1 1/3 cups sugar
  8. herbs for decoration, optional like mint or basil
  1. Peel the pears but leave the stems attached. Pour the bottle of wine in the pressure cooker.
  2. Add the bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon, ginger and sugar. Mix well to dissolve. Add the pears into the Instant Pot.
  3. Close and lock the lid of the Instant Pot. Press [Pressure Cook] and then use the [+] or [ - ] button to set 9 minutes of pressure cooking time .
  4. When time is up, open the cooker using Quick Pressure Release.
  5. Take out the pears carefully using tongs and picking up from their stems. Set the pears aside and put the pressure cooker on [Sauté], without the top, to reduce the cooking liquid to about half. Filter and then drizzle spiced wine syrup on pears, decorate with herbs and serve room temperature or chilled.
  1. We like the Winexpert Selection Sangiovese or the Cellar Craft Sterling Barbera for this.
Adapted from Instant Pot Recipes
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