Poached Pear
By Raine Dinale
Poached Pears
  • 4 ripe generous sized pears
  • 3 cups grape juice
  • 2 cups of port

Peel the pears, leaving the storks on.

Pour grape juice and port into a casserole dish or baking dish with a lid.

Place the pears in the dish – the liquid should ¾ cover them. Put the lid on.

Bake the pears in a 180°C moderate oven for approximately 3 hours.

Every hour change the position of the pears (lie them down on each side). The port and grape juice should grow thicker and evaporate.

Serve with a decorative mistletoe attached to the stork and some vegan ice cream. Serves 4.

"These delightful poached pears would make a great addition to the Christmas table, particularly for all the vegans out there!"