Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Pears in Red Wine

This is a favourite of mine for dinner parties. I serve it with double cream and or vanilla bean ice cream. It is a great way to get the kids to eat fruit- all the alcohol burns off during the cooking- so it quite suitable for all.

  • 6 Beurre Bosh pears ( brown, firm skinned)
  • 1 Bottle red wine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 dsp cinnamon
  • 1 dsp cloves (ground &/or whole)

Bring wine, sugar, cinnamon and cloves to boil. Peel pears and cut bottoms to flatten. Roll pears in sauce, then simmer with lid on for 45-60 min. Turn every 15 min. Remove pears and boil sauce to reduce by half. Pour over pears and cool.

the better the wine , the better the result.
O.K. to freeze.
Simmer for less time if using green or soft pears

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