Sunday, 22 June 2014

Drunken Pears

Drunken Pears
This recipe is an oldie! It reminds me of Sunday dinners at my grandma's house. Easy, delicious and in a way, refreshing. 
Very versatile, you can eat this wine soaked fruit by itself, serve it with ice-cream or whipped cream and even use it as pie filling if you wish. 

Drunken Pears

Preparation time: 1hr
Yield: 6 portions

  • 3 Bosc pears
  • 375ml Water
  • 375ml Pinot Noir
  • 2 tsp Cloves
  • ¼ tsp of cinnamon
  • 15g Fresh ginger (cut in one single large piece) 
  • ¾ of a cup of sugar
Start by washing and peeling your pears. Cut them in half and remove their core.

Add all ingredients to a pan and bring it to a simmer. Continue simmering with the pan partially covered for about 40 minutes. You will know the pears are ready when you insert a tooth pick in one of them and it easily runs through. 

The drunken pears are then ready to be devoured, however you might find they taste better when cooled.

If you wish, you can use part of the red wine marinade and make a reduction. To do so, simple add the liquid to a pan and bring to a boil until it thickens to a desired consistence. 

Notes: to have a pan partially covered, you can easily use a lid leaving it tilted on the pan or you can cut a parchment paper circle in the same diameter of your pan, make a hole in the middle and use that as a lid.

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  1. Love the simplicity of this...also, great last minute dessert idea...thanks!

  2. My mom used to make something similar and I always loved it...especially with ice-cream :)

    1. :) I must agree, ice cream makes it even better!!! Thanks for stopping by!