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Recipe: Baked Pears in Spiced Wine

A quick an easy dessert to showcase any seasonal fruit such as pears, apple or figs. Roasting the fruit in a sweet spiced syrup makes it melt in the mouth.pear red wine 2 S

Degree of difficulty: easy

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

 

Ingredients:

4-6 pears depending on size

2/3 cup Barossa red wine

2/3 cup Ruby Grenache or Tawny Port

3 tablespoons castor sugar

1 pinch cinnamon

½ lemon or lime

½ orange

½ vanilla bean or ½ teaspoon essence

Method:

Step 1

Place fruit in a shallow baking dish. Add red wine and port then sprinkle over sugar and spice.

Step 2

Cut citrus fruit into quarters, slit open vanilla pod and scrape out the seeds. Place citrus and vanilla seeds around the pears.

Step 3

Bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 200°C.

Step 4

Serve the pears with some of the syrup and a creamy topping (yoghurt or mascarpone)….and an extra glass of Tawny.

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