Recipe courtesy of Sara Moulton

Pears in Red Wine

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  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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3 large, ripe pears, such as Bosc or Bartlett, peeled and chunked

3 cups red Rioja wine

1/2 cup sugar

1 cinnamon stick

1/2 cup raisins

2 tablespoons strawberry or raspberry preserves

1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Place pears in a saucepan. Add the wine, sugar, cinnamon stick and raisins. Bring to a boil, reduce and let simmer for 5 to 10 minutes until pears are at the desired tenderness. Remove pears and raisins from the syrup. Discard the cinnamon stick. Add the preserves and lemon juice. Bring the syrup to a boil. Let boil for 3 to 5 minutes to melt preserves. Pour sauce over pears and serve.;