I have always wanted to make this recipe. So, I gave it a try. The hardest part was taking the picture. My leaning pear keep falling over, I would sit it up, lick my fingers, get my camera, it would fall over, and I would do it all over again. I probably did this five times and finally, I was quick enough with my camera. This was really a very easy recipe and it is a great tasting recipe with all of the flavors of vanilla, cinnamon, and the pear in the wine sauce.
4-6 peeled pears, can also core and slice (recommend Bosc or Anjou)
1 1/2 cups of red wine (recommend Zinfandel, Shiraz, or Merlot)
3/4 cups of granulated sugar
2 tbsp. of lemon juice
2 tsps of vanilla
2 tsps of cinnamon
Combine all ingredients, except pears, and bring to a boil. Once the wine mixture is boiling, turn heat down to a simmer and add the pears. Simmer pears for 10-12 minutes and then turn pears and simmer for an additional 8-10 minutes, until they are tender and easily poked through with a fork. Remove pears and let them cool. Boil the wine sauce until the liquid has been reduced by half. Pour sauce over pears and serve with either marscapone, creme fraiche or Devonshire cream. *Note: my leaf garnish is a bay leaf.
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Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Foodie Friday at Designs by GollumThis Chick Cooked at This Chick Cooks
Friday Food at Mom Trends