Pears roasted in red wine

Pears roasted in red wine

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr, 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

A no-fuss, low-fat dessert - no need to peel the pears, just pop them in the oven and wait for the delicious sauce to form

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
191
protein
1g
carbs
30g
fat
7g
saturates
4g
fibre
0g
sugar
30g
salt
0.16g

Ingredients

  • 6-8 Comice pears
  • 250ml red wine
  • 50g cold butter
  • 100g light demerara sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
  • 2 star anise

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Cut a small slice off the bottom of each pear so they sit up. Put the pears into a casserole dish and pour over the wine. Cut the butter into cubes and push a cube onto the top of each pear. Sprinkle over the sugar, scatter in the cinnamon and star anise. Cover with a lid or foil, then bake in the oven for 30 mins.
  2. Remove the pears from the oven, baste them well in their juices, then return to the oven, uncovered, for 40 mins, basting occasionally, until the pears are soft and wrinkled. The pears can be prepared to this point up to 2 days ahead and reheated in a low oven. Serve the pears warm with the juices and a spoonful of something creamy, such as mascarpone.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2008

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nandavies's picture

I opened a bottle of red last night but didn't enjoy it so I broke the rules and used it tonight in this recipe to use up some under-ripe pears that were distined for the compost bin. Wow! It was soooo tasty. This is now one of my top favourites.

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Just eaten this for dessert, WOW, what can I say, as a pensioner who took up cooking only 3 years ago, I followed this recipe to the letter, it works! My wife and I thought it was superb, served it with low fat creme fraiche, but for our taste, a tad less sugar, but each to their own, I'm going to freeze the rest, after fighting off she who must be obeyed who would like to polish off the lot now. Definitely 5 star, I would happily serve this if I were on "Come dine with me" and expect to get max marks, even fom the fussiest eater.

louisedickson's picture
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Fantastic way of cooking pears. I tried freezing a couple and then thawed them much better than my usual Pears in Red Wine. Will be freezing some for during the winter.

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