• 8 Bosc Pears – peal and scoop out the core from the bottom
  • 1 bottle of good red drinking wine
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 or 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 navel orange – zest and juice
  • 1 star anise (optional)
  1. in a medium size pot combine the wine, sugar, orange and spices.
  2. bring to a rolling boil and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  3. add pears and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the pears are fork tender.
  4. remove pears from poaching liquid, increase heat and reduce liquid to a syrup like consistency.
  5. serve pears warm or cold with vanilla ice cream drizzled with the poaching liquid.