Red Wine Poached Pears With Mascarpone

Red Wine Poached Pears With Mascarpone

If you want to impress the in-laws and other guests this holiday season, then this is the dessert recipe you need.

Red-wine poached pears with mascarpone sounds like a complicated dessert, but it’s actually easy to make and always a crowd pleaser.

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Red Wine Poached Pears With Mascarpone

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 12 servings
Calories 169 kcal


  • 2 cups red wine
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts
Red Wine Poached Pears With Mascarpone
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 11mg0%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Portion Fix Containers
1 Purple
½ Red
1 tsp.

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