Black Muscat Poached Pears with Zinc House Farm Grown Mint

Pears are poached in Black Muscat wine and spiced with Zinc House Farm mint to create a sophisticated dessert that accentuates the wine’s floral and fruity notes.

Recipe Information

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 35 Minutes

Total Time: 50 Minutes

Total Servings: 4


  • 4 Ripe pears (peeled)
  • 1 Bottle of 2022 Black Muscat
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 Handful of Zinc House Farm mint leaves


  1. Combine the Black Muscat wine, sugar, and mint leaves in a large pot.

  2. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat.

  3. Add the peeled pears and simmer for 20-25 minutes, turning occasionally for even cooking.

  4. Remove pears and let them cool.

  5. Reduce the poaching liquid by half to create a syrup.

  6. Serve the pears drizzled with the reduced Black Muscat syrup and garnish with fresh mint leaves

  7. Pair with a glass of Clark Ferrea Black Muscat for a truly cohesive dessert experience.

Suggested wine pairing

2022 Black Muscat, California