Poached Pears [Sous Vide]

Servings: 6-8 (serving size 1/2 of pear)

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 1 Hour

Total time: 1 Hour 30 minutes

“It tastes like candy!” – Anonymous Taste Tester

This delicious dessert originated in France, Mainly made in the wine regions! The process I used to poach the pears was via sous vide. [Sous vide, is a process of vacuum sealing food in a bag, then cooking it to a very precise temperature in a water bath.] After the pears have been poached, you can reserve the remaining liquid transfer to a pot and boil on low medium to thicken and pour that yummy-ness onto the pears for an extra creaminess. But I enjoy the poached pears served as is with vanilla ice cream!

Visual of what you need


  • 4 ripe pears, peeled
  • 1 cup red wine (I used Rioja)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 to 3 Tablespoons zest (I used almost the entire orange exterior) [I really enjoy the citrus coming through]
  • 1 Vanilla Bean, seeds scraped


All the ingredients in a vacuum sealed bag
  1. Place the pears, red wine, granulated sugar, brandy, salt, orange zest, vanilla bean seeds.
  2. After having everything in the bag massage the pears a little while taking the air out of the bag. *(Tip you can place the water in the water to displace the air)
  3. After the bag is sealed. Preheat water bath fitted with sous vide to 175 degrees 175°
  4. Cook the pears for 1 hour, making sure the bag is completely submerged.
  5. When the pears are done, carefully take them out of the bag they will be on the delicate and warm side. Place them onto a cutting board, core and slice. Top with vanilla ice cream! Or thicken remaining liquid and pour onto your yummy desert.

Poached Pears prepared sous vide (you can use this recipe and poach like normal over a stovetop if you don’t have a sous vide machine)

Wishing you a Happy Healthy Holiday Season! ♥️🧘🏽‍♂️ – Nico

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