Paleoista’s Perfectly Poached Pinot Pears

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

Rich in resveratrol and as smooth as velvet, a Willamette Valley Pinot Noir could well be considered one of the best. And while some might see it as disrespectful to use such a beautiful bottle for cooking, there’s an easy solution: get a second bottle to sip while you splurge on this simple but sexy dessert!

Paleo Red Wine Poached Pears Recipe

Paleoista’s Perfectly Poached Pinot Pears


4 organic D’Anjou pears, cored and peeled
4 cups Pinot Noir
2 whole cloves
4 cinnamon sticks
½” piece fresh ginger


  1. In heavy-bottomed pan, arrange pears standing up. Cover pears with wine, and add all spices except nutmeg.
  2. Bring wine to a boil, then immediately reduce heat to simmer. Cover pan with a circular piece of parchment paper, and let pears simmer for about 40 minutes.
  3. Let pears cool slightly, then serve with nutmeg sprinkled on top and a cinnamon stick in the center.

Nell Stephenson is a nutritionist, author and speaker based in Los Angeles.
She has been featured multiple times on the Dr. Oz Show as a nutrition expert and offers cooking/healthy eating workshops, retreats and private nutrition coaching. With a focus on organic, in-season produce, humanely-sourced local proteins and a balanced approach to eating, her methodology leads to long-term success with specialized eating strategies, helping all clients achieve their goals, even within the busiest of schedules! Nell is an accomplished Ironman triathlete and marathon runner.