Pear Compote Made with White Wine

Pear Compote Made with White Wine

This is an elegant and delicious compote with the lovely scent of vanilla beans.

Ingredients: 4-5 pears

4-5 (800 g)
White wine
1 cup (200ml)
Granulated sugar
1/2 cup (80 g)
2 cups
Lemon juice
1 tablespoon
Vanilla beans


1. Peel the pears and cut in half lengthwise. Remove the core by scooping it out with a teaspoon.
2. Put the white wine, granulated sugar, and water into a pot and bring to a boil to melt the sugar and boil off the alcohol. Then add the pears, making sure they are covered by the liquid.
3. Now add the lemon juice and vanilla bean and cover with parchment paper. Simmer over low heat for 40 minutes - 1 hour, ladling the liquid over the top from time to time.
4. After it cools off, leave the pears in the liquid and put them into the refrigerator to chill. The compote is delicious paired with vanilla ice cream or fresh cream.
5. I used Bartlett pears.
6. Lemon slices can sometimes create a bitter flavor, so I made a change to the recipe to use lemon juice instead.

Story Behind this Recipe

I make this compote every year, and I alternate between making it with white and red wine.