Are you still looking for a surprising dessert for your Christmas menu? Do you already have an overload of calories, chocolate and sugar? Then this Chardonnay poached Christmas pears might be the perfect solution to end your Christmas dinner.
I used unripe and still hard conference pears for making this dessert. Otherwise they will fall apart while cooking. The Chardonnay adds a fruity taste that is not falling heavy on your stomach. Finally the orange juice and the Christmas spices add to the aromas which combine Christmas with the Mediterranean sun.
Some time ago I made a delicious Biscoff pear pie. Pears are the typical fruit for this season, and eversince I have been eating a lot of pears. So it is not surprising that I started experimenting to create some surprising desserts.
Long ago I made a similar dessert, where I poached pears in Pisang Ambon, a banana liquor. they turned completely green. These "grasgroene peertjes" are unfortunately only available on my Dutch blog. It was the time before surprising.recipes. On surprising recipes you will find more inspiration for desserts with pears on blue cheese pears and Biscoff pear pie.
The basic idea for this recipe comes from Farmersgirlkitchen. This is an English blog with a slow cooker version for this dessert. There are also a lot of variants with red wine. I like these red wine poached pears a lot, or maybe even poached pears in cranberry syrup. I found both of these recipes on the Australian site taste.com.au.
If you speak Dutch, you can find the Dutch version of this recipe on gerechtenweb.blog.