Spiced Red Wine-Poached Pears
• Hands-On Time: 15 minutes • Cook Time: 13 minutes Serves 4 4 ripe but still firm pears 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 4 cups dry red wine 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 2 teaspoons grated orange zest 1/4 cup sugar 1 cinnamon stick 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 sprig fresh mint 1 Rinse and peel the pears leaving the stem. Using a corer or melon baller, remove the cores from underneath without going through the top so you can maintain the stem. Brush the pears inside and out with the lemon juice. 2 Combine the wine, orange juice, orange zest, sugar, cinnamon stick, cloves, and ginger in Instant Pot®. Press the Sauté button and then hit the Adjust button to change the temperature to More. Bring to a slow boil in about 3–5 minutes; stir to blend and dissolve the sugar. Carefully place the pears in liquid. Press Adjust button to change temperature to Less and simmer unlidded for 5 additional minutes. Lock lid. 3 Press Manual button and adjust time to 3 minutes. Use the Pressure button to set the pressure to Low. When the timer beeps, quick-release pressure until float valve drops and then unlock lid. 4 Use a slotted spoon to transfer the pears to a serving platter. Garnish with mint sprig.