Recipe Pears

Pears in Red Wine

This is the type of dessert that will impress your guests! It is really easy to make beforehand and just warm a little before you serve it with a drizzle of thick cream, custard or ice cream.

Servings: 6

3 cups red wine
1 cup white sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
4 whole cloves
1 strip orange zest
6 large firm pears

Combine the red wine, sugar, cinnamon, cloves and orange zest in a large saucepan.

Peel the pears, and remove the cores from the bottom, leaving the stems intact; set aside.

Bring the wine blend to a boil over high heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.

Add the pears, return to a simmer, then reduce the heat to medium-low, and continue simmering until tender, about 25 minutes.

Remove the pears from the wine syrup.

Strain the syrup through a mesh sieve and discard the spices.

Simmer the syrup over medium heat until thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon.

Serve 1 pear per person and drizzle with the red wine sauce.

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