Pears in red wine syrup

    1 hour

    You can serve these with a dollop of creme fraiche or blue cheese as a starter or with vanilla ice cream as a dessert.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 6 to 8 small ripe but still firm pears
    • 100g caster sugar, to taste
    • 500ml red wine

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Peel pears and place them in a bowl with cold water and a few tablespoons lemon juice or citric acid right away to prevent them from turning brown.
    2. Rinse pears under cold running water and drain. Place in a pot that is large enough to hold them in a single layer.
    3. Stir red wine with sugar and pour over pears. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes, the time depends on the size of the pears. Turn over once so pears cook evenly.
    4. Remove pears with a slotted spoon and place on a large flat serving bowl.
    5. Taste the cooking liquid and add more sugar if desired. Boil uncovered till it becomes a thin syrup, about 15 to 20 minutes. Pour over pears and let cool. Refrigerate till serving.

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