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Anja's Warm Spiced Red Wine Recipe

Steamed Pears in Red Wine [Anja’s Warm Spiced Red Wine Recipe]

3 lbs pears [I use shecke], you need a pear that holds its shape
½ cup sugar
1 bottle of light red wine [Ken recommends: Grand Cru Beaujolais, Merlot, Tempranillo, or Grenache]
½ cup black currant liqueur
6 thin slices of fresh ginger
2 lemongrass crushed
3 star anise
2 cinnamon sticks
2 cardamom pods

Peel pears, cut in half and take out seeds.
Put all ingredients in a crock pot, make sure pears are completely covered, if needed add water or add more wine.
Simmer on low heat for 12 hours. On the stove in a pan simmer for 2.5 hours on low heat.
Remove pears, cool down completely, transfer liquid to a sauce pan on the stove and reduce liquid into a thick and sticky syrup. Serve as a dessert by itself or warm with vanilla bean ice cream.
When I am having a party, I take out the pears and save for later.
Strain the liquid and serve the wine warm.
A delicious treat on a cold winters night.

"Go, eat your bread in gladness and drink your wine in joy, for your action was long ago approved by God…. Whatever it is in your power to do, do it with all your might…"

Source: Ecclesiates 9 : 7

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