Saturday, March 10, 2007

Poires au Vin Rouge


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..........
Ingredients
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.

13 comments:

Lydia said...

Delicious -- and if you happen to have some creme anglaise around, so much the better!

Jann said...

Lydia-you are correct-the creme anglaise would be the clincher! Why didn't I think of that.......

Laurie said...

Looks delicious! I love pears. Your presentation is lovely too!

K & S said...

simple and delicious, my kind of dessert :)

Anonymous said...

The color on those pears is fantastic, yum!

Ari (Baking and Books)

T.W. Barritt said...

I love the red wine and cloves - lovely for a late winter evening!

Christine said...

Jann,
I meant to leave a message when I visited yesterday. Don't know what happened.
Your photo is beautiful. I love wine poached pears and the boscs are in our market now. Gotta get crackin' on dessert!

Connie said...

lovely! and i'm glad there was a glass left for the chef

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Delicious! What a tempting photo! Makes me want to lick the screen!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

A glass for the chef - now that's my kind of dessert!
I so often add cloves to recipes, I'm glad there a few out there that actually call for cloves.
Glorious photo!!!

wheresmymind said...

Hrm....have to be careful with the cloves and moi!

Katie said...

So simple and yet so good.
Pears in Red Wine is one of my favories, too. I wish I would think to make it... Maybe you'll inspire me!

Peabody said...

I love poached pears in wine. There used to be the best restaurant in Arizona that made them....so good.