PINK MOSCATO POACHED PEARS
I have been wanting to have a go at making poached pears for a while now and decided to finally give it ago. Most recipes I came across used champagne or sparkling white wine, I however decided to use a bottle of pink moscato I had lying around and much to my surprised much enjoyed the final result. The recipe I used is below and is adapted from here. Enjoy!
What you need:
6 ripe, peeled pears with the stalks left in
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 cups pink moscato (I used Santaro Moscato Rose)
2 cups mineral water
1/4 cup honey
1/2 caster sugar
1 vanilla bean, split down the centre
What to do:
Coat your pears in the lemon juice to stop browning. In a large saucepan combine together your moscato, water, sugar honey and vanilla. Simmer until your sugar has fully dissolved and increase your heat to medium. Add your pears and cook for about 20 minutes or until your pears are tender. Serve with your poaching liquid. Serves 6.