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Red Wine Poached Pears with Mascarpone

This pear dessert only looks and sounds complicated. It’s easy to make and always a crowd pleaser.

Red Wine Poached Pears with Mascarpone

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By: Team Beachbody
Posted in: Desserts, Recipes
12 servings
Prep Time
10 min.
Cook Time
35 min.


  • 2 cups red wine
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 6 firm Bartlett pears, peeled, cored, cut in half
  • 12 Tbsp. mascarpone cheese


Here are your instructions:

  1. Bring wine, maple syrup, lemon juice, and cinnamon to a boil in large saucepan over medium-high heat.

  2. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add pears; gently boil, uncovered, for 10 to 12 minutes. Turn pears and continue cooking for an additional 8 to 10 minutes, or until pears are fork tender.

  3. Remove pears from liquid; gently boil for 5 to 10 minutes, or until reduced in half.

  4. Serve ½ pear with 1 Tbsp. cheese topped with wine sauce.

Recipe Notes

Red Wine Poached Pears with Mascarpone

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