Citrus wine poached pears are a fancy looking dessert that are super easy to make! Bursting with orange flavor and warm fall spices, these wine poached pears scream “fall has arrived”!

Wait, did Victoria Secret just call me a slut?

If you were driving and saw a license plate that read ” <3 SLT “, what would you think? Well, I for one, would giggle while dangerously trying to snap a picture to text to my friends. Now, imagine discovering that same text on your new bra, spelled out in rhinestones. First of all, if I had noticed the rhinestones before then, I wouldn’t have made the purchase, secondly, WTF. There it is, on the side of my bra, <3 SLT. I even flipped it over to see if I was reading something incorrectly. Nope, that’s definitely what it said.

Um, excuse me, did Victoria Secret just call me a slut?

Ooooh, that’s the abbreviate of a category of style in you line of undergarments (Sexy Little Thing). I guess that makes it OK.

No one at the office caught that? Really, someone in PR should have picked up on that one in this age of twitter, texting and shortened English language.

And now to get my booty back into kitchen for one of the sexiest desserts I think I’ve ever made.

Citrus wine poached pears are gloriously sexy… and they know it. 😉

 Citrus wine poached pears are a fancy looking dessert that are super easy to make! Bursting with orange flavor and warm fall spices. \\


Citrus Wine Poached Pears

Citrus wine poached pears are a fancy looking dessert that are super easy to make! Bursting with orange flavor and warm fall spices. \\

Inspired by Rachael Ray Magazine Oct 2011


  • 2 pears, peeled
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/8 teas freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teas vanilla


Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Poach pears over low heat, covered, for about 30 minutes or until fork tender.

Remove pears from saucepan and continue to let the remaining liquid simmer until reduced to about 1/4 cup and has a syrup like texture, about 20 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick.

Serve pears with syrup drizzled on top.



 Citrus wine poached pears are a fancy looking dessert that are super easy to make! Bursting with orange flavor and warm fall spices. \\


  1. Right now I’m checking all my bras… what are they saying???
    I’m not actually a cooked pear fan but the way you presented it on the plate with that luscious sauce makes me wanna try it 🙂

    1. lol! I don’t even want to know what that’s for!

  2. Yuri - Chef Pandita says:

    You’re too funny, Kita 🙂 pears look delicious!

  3. These are gorgeous and so elegant. And I had to laugh at the SLT reference.

  4. At least they wrote <3 SLT, like maybe they heart sluts? Haha. Nice pictures, very autumnal!

  5. I can almost taste them from the picture! I’ll bet they’re delicious!

  6. Citrus-wine?? Yes please! These pears look so juicy and delicious, what a great recipe! 🙂

  7. Not a lot of ingredients to this, but very big on flavor! This is the perfect dessert when you crave pears! Next best thing to eating them right off the tree. Well done.

  8. What a lovely pair of pears! I would like to check my bra but…..well lets just leave things as they are 😉
    Take care…

  9. Ha. Nice segue into preparing a “sexy dish”…These pears look like a dessert we would find at a James Beard award winning restaurant!

  10. This dessert is sexy the pictures are gorgeous I love the black all around with the pop of white from the plate. I would have laughed my ass off if I saw that license plate and I totally would have thought it meant slut lol. It’s even more hilarious that it’s on your bra but totally think agree someone is sleeping on the job at Victoria Secret lol!

  11. Too funny – what does it say if a lingerie thinks you are a slut? WOW!! Yeah, they really need to rethink that line of advertising.
    Peas are gorgeous, sexy and amazing!

  12. Haha that is hilarious! I was just in VS the other day, buying a new bra, and I saw that on the side of one and I was like ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Although you should look through what some of their “pink” clothes say. Really VS? Really….

    Your pears are quite sexy, by the looks of it, they would need a 32A…make sure and get the <3 SLT bra for them too! ; )

    1. Handsome and I walked by the other night (and actually didn’t go in for threat of no supper – burger trumps bras) but even he stumbled upon reading some of the Pink things – and that was just on a quick walk by!

  13. whoa!! And to think that I almost had SLT panties for my wedding night. UUmmm no!! But since these pears are so sexsey I think if I ate too many I’d feel a little SLT-Y 🙂 🙂 Gorgeous!!

  14. You do have quite a sexy dessert on your hands here. I would have had to Google SLT to find out what it meant. I’m so behind on abbreviations and text language!

  15. I just snacked on a delicious fresh pair, but what I’d give to have yours instead! Gorgeous photos, Kita~

    1. haha, I would have never caught that – my brain abonded spell check when hooked on phonics became popular. 😉

  16. Yep, totally checked out my bras after reading the first couple paragraphs of this. SLT written on nearly half of them! Hehe, oh well.

    These pears look like a couple SLT’s too! But in a good way =)

    1. lol. I hadn’t checked any of my others but I totally need to. I think its hilarious that you checked though 😀

  17. I imagine those pears are sweet, tender and juicy! MMM! I’ve never poached pears but my other half has with his son and those pears were pretty spectacular! These pears are absolutely beautiful!

    I think some “girls” think it’s “cute” to be called a “SLT”. I saw a teenager with a shirt that spelled the word out the other day and she thought it was really neat. My first thought was…where is her mother?!? Then I remembered that some girls don’t follow a full-disclosure policy when it comes to their attire and parents. I wanted to pull a mama on her and make her get a real shirt, but I didn’t. I was too busy trying to find a way to explain what that word means to an eight year old. Why do all those words have to be phoenetic?!?

    1. Oooh I say go for it! She probably needed to hear it – since her own parents weren’t telling her otherwise. You would probably lover my real life rants. I have a bag full of them and the boys at work know how to trigger them on a hairpin.

  18. Absolutely stunning dessert and that was a hilarious introduction! Beautiful photos – as always!

  19. Oh Kita, you never fail to make me smile. These pears are simply gorgeous. I love your blog, and I think you’re S.L.T. (Seriously Lip-smacking Talented!)

    1. lol! love it 😉 You may have to trademark ‘seriously lip-smacking talented!

  20. Omg I am drooling. The pears would be delicious with a scoop of homemade vanilla bean ice cream. I can’t wait to try this out!

  21. That really is the sexiest pear I’ve ever seen! Gorgeous!!

    P.S. sex sells?! ~shrug~

  22. Oooohhhh….I just love poached pairs!!! And no, you’re not a slut hahahaha..dont you just love those people that sit in an office and just think of clever marketing tools? Oh I saw a green nailpolish called “Phew..whats that smell?”…really? lol

    1. Thats a horrible name for a nail polish! Who let that slide.

  23. fantastic recipe! Looks so delish – its got my mouth watering!

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