Red-wine poached pears are beautiful, sweet, tart and juicy. You couldn’t ask for a more perfect dessert for the end of summer and the start of fall! Poaching is a simple way to prepare and serve pears. Both Bosc and Comice pears are good choices for cooking and baking, because they hold their shape well. Slice a 1/2 inch off of the bottom to create a flat surface for the pear to stand for serving. Make sure to rotate the pears every 10 minutes while they’re simmering, so the red wine soaks the pears evenly. You can store the pears in the poaching liquid in the refrigerator overnight but rotate a few times. Serve the poached pears with the red wine sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream.