Baked Pears In Wine
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cups dry wine (red or white)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • zest of ¼ lemon
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 4 medium pears
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the wine, brown sugar, lemon zest and cloves, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for five minutes.
  3. Peel, halve, and core the pears. Arrange close together in a baking dish; pour wine over. Cover the dish with foil and cut a few slits in the top.
  4. Bake 20-25 minutes, until the pears are somewhat tender. Turn pears over and return dish to the over another 20 minutes, still covered with foil.
  5. Uncover, baste pears with liquid and turn again, and return them to the oven for another 10 minutes.
  6. Serve warm immediately; or, let them cool and then serve. Pour some of the pan syrup over them; or put them on top of vanilla ice cream; or do both.
Recipe by Sprung At Last at http://www.sprungatlast.com/2013/04/baked-pears-in-wine/