• pears
  • red wine
  • cinnamon stick
  • cloves
  • lemon
  • sugar

Ok, fine, it’s like I totally forgot I have an English blog, too.

I swear, I didn’t forget, it’s just that sometimes life gets in the middle. But now I’m here, and I brought a friend… it’s just here in Turin or spring is finally here?

So I want to say goodbye to winter with a comfort dessert, red wine poached pears, a wintery dessert, that can easily become slightly more summery if you eat these pears together with some ice-cream. Sounds good, uh?

These red wine poached pears are very traditional here in Piedmont, and this specific recipe comes from a local tavern, the Osteria del Boccondivino in Bra (Cuneo).

I hope you like them like I did.

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Red wine poached pears


  • Yield: 8 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Ready In: 55 mins



  1. Wash and clean the pears.
  2. Put in a thick bottomed pan (not too tall) all the ingredients, bring to a boil and cook for 30 to 40 minutes, until the sauce become thicker and the pears are soft.
  3. Turn off the heat and let the pears cool down into the wine sauce.
  4. Eliminate the cinnamon stick, cloves and lemon peel, then serve the pears, whole o sliced, covered with their sauce.

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