If you’re looking for something really special and really simple to make for that special someone on Valentine’s Day (or any occasion for that matter) try this. This recipe, from the Cooking Channel by Laura Calder, CANNOT be beat. I have made these pears a number of times and they are always a big hit. The wine sauce is so amazing you could almost eat it with a spoon.
- 4 Bosc pears or eight small Anjou pears
- 1 bottle dry red wine
- 1/2cup honey
- Whipped cream flavored with sugar and Cognac, for serving, if desired
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
Peel the pears from top to bottom, leaving the stem intact, and lay them in a lidded oven-proof dish just large enough to hold them. Bring the wine and honey to a boil, cover the pears with the liquid, and transfer to the oven. Bake until very tender, 4 to 5 hours, turning now and again.
Gently remove the pears to a serving bowl with a slotted spoon. Boil the liquid rapidly until reduced to syrup, about 20 minutes. Pour the syrup over the pears and reserve at room temperature for several hours, or cover and refrigerate until about an hour before serving. Serve with whipped cream which you’ve sweetened with a little sugar and flavored with Cognac.
I know what you’re thinking. This recipes takes a long time, but it is so worth the outcome.
Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours. If you try this delight, drop me a line (comment) and let me know what you think
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