Red Wine Mulled Pears with Madagascar Pepper

Pears as a dessert  are the usual use for them, but they can also be used as marmalades, chutneys, stewed fruits and  in braised dishes.
One of my favorite desserts, and always a success is Red Wine Mulled Pears.I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Red Wine Mulled Pears with Madagascar Pepper

Makes 6

6 firm, ripe pears

3 oz. sugar

1 bottle of red wine

1 piece of lemon

1 stick cinnamon

1 tsp. Madagascar Pepper

juice of a lemon

Garnish; Sour Cream or Whipped Cream

To make, heat sugar, wine, lemon peep, cinnamon, pepper corn, and 2 tsp. lemon juice in a  pot where the pears can stand up and not lay down. Bring  to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.

Peel pears and cut a slice of the bottom of each pear so they can stand up in the pot. Cover and simmer the pears 20 minutes. They should not boil. Stick in them  with a knive to you if they are soft. Let them cool in the red wine mixture. Take them up and set them aside. Cook the red wine until it is reduced by half. Add a few drops of lemon juice and a little sugar if needed.

To serve, pour the lukewarm sirup  over the pears and set  a bowl of sour cream or whipped cream on the table so each guest can take as much or as little as they like.

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