Red Wine Poached Pears with Mascarpone

Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 35 mins

Total Time 45 mins

Servings 12 servings

Calories 169 kcal

Author: Kristin Morningstar, BOD Blog


  • 2 cups red wine

  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup

  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • 6 firm Bartlett pears, peeled, cored, cut in half

  • 12 Tbsp. mascarpone cheese


  1. Bring wine, maple syrup, lemon juice, and cinnamon to a boil in large saucepan over medium-high heat.

  2. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add pears; gently boil, uncovered, for 10 to 12 minutes. Turn pears and continue cooking for an additional 8 to 10 minutes, or until pears are fork tender.

  3. Remove pears from liquid; gently boil for 5 to 10 minutes, or until reduced in half.

  4. Serve ½ pear with 1 Tbsp. cheese topped with wine sauce.