Pears Poached In Red Wine
|Ripe pears||8 (Firm Ones)|
|Dry red wine||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
|Marsala wine||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Sugar||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Grated lemon zest||1|
|Lemon||1 , juiced|
Peel pears leaving stems attached.
Flatten the pear bottoms by cutting off a thin slice from each.
Stand pears close together in a large saucepan or casserole.
Add red wine, Marsala or sherry, 1/2 cup sugar and lemon zest.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium and cover pan.
Cook pears 25 to 30 minutes or until tender, basting several times during cooking.
Place pears in a glass bowl or platter.
Let stand at room temperature until ready to serve.
Add 1/4 cup sugar and lemon juice to liquid in pan.
Boil until it has the consistency of syrup, 15 to 20 minutes.