Join Our Community
Join our community - Learn more about French property and travel, receive our monthly newsletter, hear about our upcoming events and be updated on new French properties.

E-mail Address:

First Name         Surname:

Site Development
We are always adding to this site to make it a comprehensive guide to all things French.

- Recent Updates
- E-mail Us with Suggestions

Pears poached in red wine


  • 6 medium sized firm pears
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • cinnamon stick and nutmeg


  • Mix the red wine, lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon stick and nutmeg in a large deep pan.
  • Place on medium heat and bring to a very low boil, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar.
  • Peel pears, leave the stem on and cut a thin slice off the bottom so pears can later stand upright.
  • Lie pears sideways in the simmering wine sauce and cook for 10-15 min each sdie until tender.
  • Remove pears and reduce sauce by boiling it for about 5-10 minutes until thick and like syrup.
  • Place the pears to serve and spoon sauce on top.

About Us
About Us

Rent Our House
Rent Our Properties

Property Purchasing Information
Property Purchasing Information

Online Shop

Platine Members


French Australia Directory | Peter Mayle Book Reviews
French Property Rental | French Property for Sale
Invoice Finance | Debtor Finance
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer