Recipe Cottage


LOCATION: Recipes >> Fruits >> Pears Wine 02

Print this Recipe    Pears Wine 02

Pears in Red Wine

1 bottle (about 4-5 cups) good quality red wine (an inexpensive Italian
wine works very well)
2-3 dry bay leaves (or one fresh)
1 teaspn of the following: black peppercorns, anise seeds (the small
kind), fennel seeds, coriander seeds (optional)
2 one-inch sticks of cinnamon
2 whole cloves
2 three-inch strips of fresh orange peel
1 cup granulated or extra fine sugar
4 large, soft pears (bosc work very well)

Wash and peel the pears. Core them from the bottom: make a hole
about the size of a quarter through the bottom and carefully remove
the seed cavity. Set the pears aside in a bowl of cold water. Keep
the pear's stem on the pear: it looks good when serving. In a
sauce pan which is tall and just large enough to fit the four pears
without piling them, add the wine and other flavoring ingredients.
Stir and heat the wine over med-high heat until simmering.

When simmering, slip in the pears one at a time. Be sure that the
liquid covers each pear as much as possible. Allow to return to a
simmer; reduce heat to medium, cover slightly, and stir often to
be sure all sides of the pears are stained by the sauce.

After about 20-25 minutes, the pears should be stained to a light
wine color. Remove them with a slotted spoon, being sure to drain
any extra sauce from their hollowed cavities back into the pot.
Place the pears either into a dessert goblet or a marinating bowl.

Increase the heat to med-high, or high, and reduce the sauce until
it is thick and tends to coat the back of a spoon (about 15-25
minutes). Remove from heat, drain the wine from all the seeds and
other items, and allow to cool completely. Discard the flavoring
items. Once the sauce has cooled, pour it over each pear. Store
in the frigerator for at least three hours before eating.

The ideal way to store them is to make sure the pears are completely
submerged under the sauce (as much as possible) and to allow the
pears to marinate for up to three days. The pears become a deep,
rich red wine color and full of complex flavors.

Serve with a light flavored ice cream, a whipped cream, or enjoy
alone with sauce drizzled on top. Garnish with orange zest.


Recipe Reviews: How does this recipe taste?

Average Ratings:
Taste: (n/a) Ease of Prep: (n/a) Appearance: (n/a)

Write an ON-LINE REVIEW and share your thoughts with others.

  Site Navigation
  Recipes (Main Page)
  Message Board
  Submit a Recipe
  Cooking Question?
  Chat Room
  Contact us

  Recipe Newsletter
Get recipes by e-mail
every other week!

  Recipe Categories
  Appetizers & Snacks
  Sauces & Dressings
  Special Diets
  Soups & Salads
  Grains & Vegetables
  Sweets & Desserts
  Organic Recipes

Recipe Cottage © 1994 - 2005.  All Rights Reserved.