Red Wine Poached Pears
An elegant dessert needn’t be difficult. This deceptively simple, classic sweet is destined for your dinner-party shortlist. Fragrant, warm spices marry your favorite red wine to create a bright, aromatic sauce for poaching floral pears. Serve sliced pears—or keep them whole for a more dramatic look—atop vanilla ice cream, or offer a bowl of fluffy whipped cream alongside. No matter how you serve them, make sure to give a nice pour of the reduced pear-wine syrup in every bowl.