One of the things I always get impressed about in food is the ability of others to layer different kinds of food to present a new dish.

This Pears and Apples Poached in Red Wine for example. It’s a fruit dessert can definitely stand on its own but added to this Turon and Ice Cream, they are heady and amazing.

If you have a bunch of apples lying around, and no one is eating them -this is a perfect dessert to try. Then just stock on the ref and use as needed.

Not in my house though. Here, apples disappear, and hidden apples also disappear without a trace.

This dessert has wine, I’d give them to kids maybe but just a taste. For adults, knock yourselves off!

Turon -Pears and Apples Poached in Red Wine 1

While it’s not on the official list of the food for the recent The Maya Kitchen Culinary Elite Series for Filipino Flavors of Christmas, I wanted to share this recipe too.

You can replace the apples with guava, which is what Im really excited to try so we can have a Filipino Guava Poached in Red Wine.

Pears and Apples Poached in Red Wine

Category: Dessert, Food

Serves 4 - 6

Pears and Apples Poached in Red Wine


  • 2 cups Red Wine
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • Juice from 6 Lemons
  • 1 pc Cinnamon Stick
  • 6 pcs Red Apples, peeled, cored and halved
  • 10 pcs Pears, peeled , cored and halved


  1. Combine the wine , sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon in a sauce pot. Bring to a boil over high heat and reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer.
  2. Add apples and pears and poach for 30 – 45 minutes or until the fruits are tender. Remove fruits from the poaching liquid to avoid over cooking.
  3. Cool the poaching liquid and return the fruits to the mixture. Cover and refrigerate.
  4. Garnish with Mint Leaves.

April Bewell

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