These slightly sweet stewed pears with Port and red wine syrup are wonderfully soft. Your knife slides through the pear. With the first bite, the pear melts on your tongue and all the flavors are released. So delicious. This is a winter dessert that you serve as a simple dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, processed in a crumble or with which you make a delicious cake.And with this simple recipe, you can quickly prepare an elegant dessert to serve to your dinner guests.
Peel the pears. Cut off a small slice of the bottom (so they can stand), but leave the stem.
1.1 lb pears
Take a medium saucepan and add sugar, wine, and port. Bring to a boil. Add the cinnamon and cloves.
1¼ cup red wine, ¼ cup port wine, 2 cloves, 1 stick cinnamon, 1⅔ cups confectioners sugar
Place the pears in a pan that's a little bit larger (in size) than the pears you've got.
Pour the liquid over them, and make sure that the stems are just slightly above the liquid level.
Let this simmer for 2 to 3 hours without a lid. The liquid will slowly reduce.
Remove the pears from the cooking liquid with a slotting spoon and put them on your serving platter.
Allow the liquid in the pan to thicken to a syrup, while simmering.
Pour over the pears (or serve in a saucier).
1. Pears -Use firm pears such as Bartlett, Gieser Wildeman, Brederode, Anjou pears, or Bosc pears for this recipe. Those are pretty sturdy. It is also possible with a firm Conference, but there is a danger that it will fall apart. Stew the conference pears for only 20 minutes.2. WineUse a smooth red wine with fruit and spice notes. That goes well with the poached pears. Think of a Merlot and Pinot Noir, those are good choices.3. - Alcohol-freeFor an alcohol-free variant, replace the red wine and port with red grape juice. Add 1 cup (125 grams) of extra powdered sugar.4. - StorageStoring fresh pears - Store the pears in a cool, dark place. This will keep them good for a few weeks.Refrigerator - Store the stewed pears in a covered box in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. It is, therefore, best to make the stewed pears a day or two in advance. Serve them cold or warm them just before serving.Frozen - Put the cooled stewed pears with the juice in a freezer box and freeze. This way the pears can be kept for a maximum of 3 months.5. - Nutrition The nutritional values are for one poached pear with ¼th part of the syrup.