• National Pear Month - 4

    From Dave Drum@1:3634/12 to All on Fri Dec 3 14:16:00 2021
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    Title: Spiced Pears
    Categories: Fruits, Wine, Herbs, Dairy
    Yield: 6 Servings

    6 lg Firm pears
    1 pt Red wine
    4 oz Sugar
    1 Vanilla pod; split
    2 Whole cinnamon sticks
    1 ts Corn flour or arrowroot
    Flaked almonds; toasted
    15 fl Double cream; whipped

    Preheat the oven to 250ºF/120ºC.

    Peel the pears neatly, leaving the stalks on, and stand
    them in a large casserole.

    In a saucepan bring the cider, sugar, split vanilla pod
    and cinnamon sticks to the boil.

    Pour this over the pears, cover the casserole and bake
    very slowly for about 3 hours, turning the pears half-way
    through the cooking time.

    When the pears are cooked, transfer them to a serving bowl
    and cool.

    Pour the liquid into a saucepan, discarding the vanilla
    pod and cinnamon sticks.

    Mix the arrowroot with a little cold water to a smooth
    paste, then add to the saucepan with the liquid. Bring to
    the boil, stirring till the mixture has thickened slightly
    to a syrup.

    Pour it over the pears, allow to cool a little, then baste
    each pear with a good coating of the syrup.

    Place in the refrigerator to chill thoroughly and serve
    sprinkled with toasted flaked almonds and whipped cream.

    FROM: Felicity and Roald Dahl, Memories with Food at Gipsy
    House, Viking, Penguin 1991, ISBN 0-670-83462-9

    Typed for you by Rene Gagnaux

    Recipe from: http://www.recipelink.com

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