Christmas pears

Total time: 6hr 45m
Preparation Time: 45m

For 4 people

Nutritional Information

Contains 208 Kcal, 1g Protein, 42g Carbohydrates, 0g Fat


  • 4 dl red wine (e.g. Amarone)
  • 100 g cane sugar
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 2 star anise
  • 4 pear with stem, (e.g. Williams)

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  • Bring the wine, sugar, star anise and cardamom to the boil in a small pan.
  • Peel the pears, leave the stems intact, cut in half and remove the cores. Add the pears to the wine, simmer gently over a low heat for approx. 25 mins., turning the pears occasionally. Allow the pears to cool in the wine, cover and chill for approx. 6 hrs. Remove the pears from the wine and set aside. Reduce the wine to approx. 150 ml, allow to cool, serve with the pears.
  • Serve with:

    Pistachio or vanilla ice cream

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