Number of servings : 6 to 8
Type of meal : | Desserts | Desserts
Special diet :
6 pears, ripe but firm
2 cups (500 mL) water
2 cups (500 mL) dry white wine
1 cinnamon stick, halved
1 vanilla bean, split open lengthwise
¾ cup (175 mL) honey or sugar
1 lemon, sliced
1 orange, sliced
- Peel pears and cut in half, lengthwise. Remove core. (A melon baller works well for this.)
- Place water, wine, cinnamon, vanilla, honey, lemon slices and orange slices in a saucepan, then bring to a boil. Add pears and cook for 15 to 30 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a knife. Remove pears to a bowl.
- Return pan to heat and cook, uncovered, on medium heat until cooking liquid is syrupy and reduced by about half. Strain liquid over pears. Serve warm or cold.