Braised Pears in Red Wine

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“This is a show-stopper dessert from The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen. It's easy to make and your guests will feel very special. I used a California Cabernet and these were delicious.”
2hrs 10mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut a thin level horizontal slice from the bottom of each pear so they can easily stand upright.
  2. In a medium stockpot, combine the wine, water, sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon.
  3. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  4. Remove from heat and carefully stand pears upright in pot.
  5. Return pot to burner and bring to brisk simmer over medium-high heat.
  6. Reduct the heat to low, cover, and simmer gently until pears are very tender but not falling apart, 1 to 1 1/2 hours, basting with liquid occasionally.
  7. With slotted spoon transfer pears to a individual serving plates.
  8. Meanwhile, boil the cooking liquid over high heat until syrupy and reduced to about 1/2 cup.
  9. Remove and discard cinnamon pieces.
  10. Spoon syrup evenly over the pears; let cool to room temperature.
  11. Serve at room temperature.
  12. Or cover and refrigerate 1- 24 hours and serve chilled.

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