There is something about warm fruit that makes me happy during the cold months. This poached pear recipe uses pomegranate juice as the poaching liquid, which makes the pears turn a vibrant and festive red. The cherries and blueberries add another wonderful texture to the dish.
I used Bosc pears but you can use any firm-flesh pear.
The pears, once peeled and cored, were so beautiful; I had to take a quick photo to share!
As the pears poach in the pomegranate juice, you can see them to start to change color to the wonderful and vibrant red.
Instead of discarding the poaching juice, I like to make a simple reduction that can be used to drizzle over the pears before serving.
Try this out at your next dinner party. It’s sure to be a big hit!