Drunken Pears Stuffed with Cookie Crumble Recipe

Drunken Pears Stuffed with Cookie Crumble Recipe

How To Make Drunken Pears Stuffed with Cookie Crumble

Drunken pears are poached in red wine until juicy then topped with a cookie crumble that gives a nice flavor and a contrast to the fruit’s soft texture.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 4Bosc pears
  • 1cupred wine
  • 3tbspsugar
  • 6gingersnaps,homemade or store-bought
  • 2tbspwalnuts,finely chopped
  • 2tbspunsalted butter
  • 2tsphoney
  • Vanilla ice cream,or whipped cream, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Using a vegetable peeler, peel the pears. Slice them in half lengthwise using a sharp chef’s knife. Using a melon baller or spoon, scoop out the cores.

  2. Using a sharp paring knife, trim off the base of each pear half and gently cut out the stem. Cut a very thin slice off the rounded edge of each pear half, so they lie flat when placed round-side down.

  3. Pour the wine into a 9×13-inch baking dish. Whisk in the sugar until dissolved. Place the pears in the pan with the wine mixture (for now, set them so that the flat sides are face-down). Bake 15 minutes.

  4. Halfway through the baking time, baste the pears by spooning the wine mixture over them.

  5. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix the crushed cookies and nuts together with a fork. Pour in the melted butter and honey, and stir with a fork until the nuts and cookie crumbs are completely moistened (add another half a teaspoon honey if it seems dry).

  6. Pull the baking dish out of the oven and close the oven door (but leave it on). Using a spoon, carefully turn over the pears so that the cores are facing up.

  7. Using the melon baller, fill each pear core with the cookie mixture, mounding it slightly. Baste the pears with the wine (which should now have a more syrupy consistency).

  8. Bake the pears for another 10 to 15 minutes, until the filling is golden brown. Remove the pan from the oven and let cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes.

  9. Place 2 pear halves on each plate and spoon some wine syrup over. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.


  • Calories: 660.79kcal
  • Fat: 17.84g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.09g
  • Trans Fat: 3.06g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.88g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.35g
  • Carbohydrates: 109.89g
  • Fiber: 7.04g
  • Sugar: 63.05g
  • Protein: 5.34g
  • Cholesterol: 16.12mg
  • Sodium: 352.46mg
  • Calcium: 82.18mg
  • Potassium: 588.98mg
  • Iron: 11.43mg
  • Vitamin A: 50.49µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.35mg
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