A simple, but delicious recipe for poached pears in red wine. You only need a handful of ingredients. You can eat the pears as a dessert, but in the Netherlands we traditionally eat stewed pears as a side dish for Christmas. I prefer them cold.
In the Netherlands, the Gieser Wildeman pear variety is a good choice for this recipe, and they can sometimes be found in the UK. For a local choice, simply choose the firmest pears you can find. The Williams variety can be a great choice.
Very similar to my Dutch mother’s recipe! I added 1 tsp ginger and 1 tsp cloves. I used unripe Bosc pears. Simmering time would need to be reduced with ripe pears (my mother only simmers for 20 min). - 18 Nov 2018 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)