Pears in wine

Written by Super User on Tuesday, 16 June 2009.
Tagged: antioxidants, dessert, easy, healthy cooking, healthy recipe, weight loss

  • Ready In: 25 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 4
Pears in wine

Pears in season and plentiful? Try this classic French dessert made over into a lighter yet still luscious fruity dessert - perfect to make ahead if you have guests coming.


  • 6 firm pears
  • 1½ cups white wine
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Serve with:
  • Thick Greek yoghurt or reduced-fat vanilla ice cream

Nutrition per serve

Pears on their own without any yoghurt or ice-cream: 915 kilojoules (218 Calories), less than 0.5g fat (including 0g saturated fat), 48g carbohydrate (including 40g sugars), 4g fibre and 27mg sodium. Read our nutrition rating system.


1. Peel pears leaving stem intact. Or if you prefer, core pears and cut them in quarters.

2. Place in a saucepan with the wine, cloves, cinnamon and sugar (decrease the sugar if using sweet wine). Cover and simmer gently for about 10 minutes or until pears are just tender when pierced with a sharp knife.

3. Serve either warm or cold with a dollop of yoghurt or a scoop of ice cream.