Friday, 6 December 2013

Pears In Red Wine

Pears In Red Wine

Recipe source :  Ellice Handy Recipes ( Female Cookbook 1979 )

These pears in red wine are extremely delicious. My youngest son, YS and I like these pears very much. The cookbook recommended that we eat them with ice-cream. Ice-cream! This meant double bliss for both of us, to have chilled pears cooked in delicious red wine sauce topped-up  with ice-cream for dessert! This is definitely a treat , not an everyday treat!

We love the unique flavour of the stewed pears cooked with cloves, cinnamon and red wine. 

Yes, a very delicious treat for us!


1 1/2 cups red wine
3 slices lemon
3 cloves
1/2 cup white sugar
5 cm piece cinnamon bark
6 firm pears

You will require :



Left :  cinnamon. Right : cloves

Red wine


1.  Place wine, lemon slices, cloves, cinnamon and sugar into a saucepan.
2.  When boiling, add peeled pears and simmer for 10 minutes.
3.  Remove pears to a bowl and continue to boil the wine for 10 minutes to reduce the quantity.
4.  Pour hot wine over the pears and allow to stand until warm, turn fruits often.
5.  Serve with ice-cream
6.  Serves 4 to 6 people.

 The ice-cream melted pretty fast in our hot weather

A wine flavoured dessert. 

I am linking this post to Cook-Your-Books  # 7

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Hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours


  1. Hi Doris! This is such a luscious treat! The warm pears have such a pretty red colour. Thank you for joining me in Aspiring Bakers! :)

  2. Hi Doris, this is so special and different from the normal dessert, Will give this a try. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Hi Doris,
    Wow, what a delicious dessert! The flavours and aroma must be really something! Yum!
    Thanks for sharing with CYB!

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