Sometimes I just need a quick dessert-what's in the fruit bowl? A few slightly mushy Bosc pears. Ok, that will work! There is always a bottle of red wine around, so I think we have it made! So simple and yet so satisfying..........
5 ripe pears, such as Bosc
1 Bottle of Burgundy Wine-and a glass for the chef!
1/2 cup of sugar
5 whole cloves
Pour the wine, add the sugar and place the cloves in a pan deep enough to hold all the pears. Simmer the ingredients.
Add the peeled pears, including stems and simmer for thirty minutes, turning occassionally to get an even color throughout the pears. Cool in the wine mixture. Serve at room temperature. You can serve the pears with a few spoonfuls of wine mixture or drench them in a sweetened thick cream....... any way you serve them, this is a marvelous dessert.