Wardens in Cunfyt (Pears in Red Wine)

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
35 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3/4 pint dry red wine
  • 4 ounces sugar
  • 4 cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon or piece cinnamon bark
  • 6 large, firm pears
  • Gilded bay leaves, to decorate
Directions
  • Place wine, sugar and spices in saucepan, and heat until sugar dissolves. Peel the pears, leaving the stalks on, but remove the core from the bottom using a thin, sharp knife or a potato peeler. Put the pears into the syrup and simmer gently for about 20 minutes or until tender. Remove the pears to a dish, and reduce the syrup by half by boiling rapidly. Spoon syrup over pears. Cool, and decorate with gilded bay leaves stuck in by the stalk.


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