Pears in red wine sauce

Recipe from: 11/19/1998 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 12
Servings 6
Time

Ingredients

  • 6
    small firm pears, peeled, with stems intact
  • 500
    ml
    red wine
  • 250
    ml
    sugar
  • 10
    cm
    strip lemon rind
  • 1
    whole piece stick cinnamon
  • 3
    whole cloves
  • 15
    ml
    cornflour
  • YOGHURT AND CREAM MIXTURE
  • 250
    ml
    cream, chilled
  • 15
    ml
    icing sugar
  • 5
    ml
    vanilla essence
  • 250
    ml
    plain yoghurt
 

Method

 
Core the pears, but leave stems intact. Heat the wine, sugar, rind, cinnamon and cloves together and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil and place the pears in the boiling syrup. Reduce the heat slightly and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes until tender and done. Remove the pears and whole spices from the syrup with a slotted spoon and set aside. Blend the comflour with a little water and stir into the syrup. Bring to the boil and cook until glossy. Pour over the pears and cool. Just before serving, whip the cream until stiff and fold in the icing sugar and vanilla essence. Stir in the plain yoghurt and spoon a little of the mixture into the bottom of each dessert bowl or plate. Place a pear on top and drizzle a little of the syrup over the fruit. (Heat the syrup slightly if too thick.) Garnish with fresh mint leaves and serve.
 

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