Introduction: Ghostly Poached Pears in Red Wine

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Ghostly Poached Pear is the perfect dessert option for this Halloween. Try this delicious dessert, I hope you will enjoy it.

Happy Halloween :)

Main Ingredients : Pears & Red wine

Serving : 4

Difficulty : Easy

Step 1: Ingredients

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500 ml Red wine

4 Pears - stems intact

1/2 cup water

1 cup Sugar

1 cinnamon stick

1 tbsp of Lemon juice

1 Clementine

Black & White Eye stickers or White fondant and Black food color

Step 2: Combine Red Wine & Sugar

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Take a large pot that fits all of the pears. Combine red wine, water, sugar and cinnamon stick. Stir occsionally and bring it to boil over medium heat.

Step 3: Peel the Skin of Pears

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Meanwhile start peeling the skin of pears. Make sure that you peeled all of the skin, because you wont get the color on skin area. Slice half inch at the bottom to create flat bottomed shape.

Step 4: Put the Pears in Red Wine Mixture

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1. Put the peeled pears in the boiling red wine mixture.

2. Peel the skin of clementine and add it to the mixture. (You can eat the fleshy part of clementine)

3. Add lemon juice and give a stir. Reduce the flame to low, Close the lid and cook for 45 minutes.

Step 5: Make Red Wine Syrup

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1. Once pears cooked well, take those out from the pot and set aside.

2. Check the red wine syrup consistency. If you want thicker syrup, put the pot back to boil and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes.

Step 6: Presentation

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Take serving plate, laddle red wine syrup into the plate. Place the poached pears in the centre of plate.

Stick eye stickers for cute ghostly look.


For edible eyes, shape the fondant like eye balls and mouth, then stick it on pears.

Step 7: Ghostly Poached Pears!

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DeandrasCrafts (author)2014-09-24

This is so creative! I wonder if someone could make fondant eyes, those could be edible too! Thank you for sharing.

Bhawya (author)DeandrasCrafts2014-09-24

Just now I made small batch of marshmallow fondant and included it in the ible. Thank you so much for the sugguestion :)

DeandrasCrafts (author)Bhawya2014-09-25

I love them! Now totally edible and still just as creepy-cute.

Bhawya (author)DeandrasCrafts2014-09-25


Bhawya (author)DeandrasCrafts2014-09-24

yes, I second you. Really I thought of making eyes using fondant. Did u check my fondant candy jewel ibles? Now I feel that I should have store some fondant.

tomatoskins (author)2014-09-23

Those look great!

Bhawya (author)tomatoskins2014-09-24

Thank you :)

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