Tuesday, December 11, 2018


1/2-1 bottle of good red wine 
4 firm but ripe pears 
1/2 cup sugar
1vanilla bean
1 cinnamon stick 
1 whole star anise 

 Peel pears but leave the stem on. 

In a medium sauce pan, add pears, wine, sugar, vanilla bean, cinnamon stick and star anise. Make sure the pears are fully submerged in the wine.

Cook on medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until the pears are tender.  Remove the pears and save the cooking liquid for other fun projects.

Serve with whipped cream, as is or use them in a cake!