Pears Poached in Red Wine and Tangerine


As I was shopping at Carrefour, I saw some pears and decided to buy not knowing what to do with them. At first, I thought to try out a pear crumble using my apple crumble recipe. Sounded good right? That is until my husband saw the red wine pears and he was like “did you eat the pears? That’s what you should make me.” I sort of kinda had to do it seeing as we were having Githeri. Githeri to my International readers is a dish that has maize and beans, mostly eaten by the Kikuyu(one of the Kenyan tribes). He posted the above picture(yes I can not take credit for the picture) and said that I had redeemed myself after feeding him Githeri. *rolls eyes*



600 ml Red wine

75g sugar

1 Cinnamon stick

1/2tsp cardamon powder

3 Tangerines, zest, and juice

3 Pears, peeled and halved

Vanilla Ice cream or whipped cream


  1. In a saucepan combine the first 5 ingredients and heat on medium heat until sugar has dissolved and comes to a simmer.
  2. Add the pears to the red wine and reduce the heat. Let it simmer for about 20 minutes or until the pears are tender. Remove the pears and set aside.
  3. Leave the sauce to boil on medium heat until reduced by half.
  4. Place one or two of the half pears on a plate, drizzle the sauce on top and top it with ice-cream. Garnish with mint.








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