Photo by Tamara West
Warren Elwin serves up pears poached in dessert wine, vanilla and star anise.
- In a saucepan heat the wine, water, caster sugar, vanilla bean pod, star anise and the orange juice and zest.
- Add the peeled pears and simmer gently (turning occasionally) until they are knife-tender, about 10-15 minutes.
- Remove from heat and cool in the syrup.
- Serve warm or cold.