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RECIPE # 4219 - PEARS IN WINE SAUCE - Monday, October 27, 2008

RECIPE # 4219 - PEARS IN WINE SAUCE - Monday, October 27, 2008

CREATED Oct 24, 2008

CHEF LORENA GARCIA

3       cups           LG Pinot Noir  (red wine)

1       cup             sugar

1       stick           cinnamon

3       each            cloves        

3       strips          fresh lemon peel

3       whole         black peppercorns

3       each            fresh pears, peeled, cut in half

1       pint             fresh vanilla bean ice cream

1       cup             whipped cream

Nutmeg to taste

1       bunch         fresh mint

Instructions:

Combine the wine, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, peppercorn, lemon peel, in a mid size sauce pan.

Bring to a boil, until the sugar is dissolved, reduced heat and let simmer for few minutes.

Add the pears, and let cook until soft, pouring the syrup on top occasionally.

Place the half pears in a bowl, top with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, whipped cream, mint and nutmeg. Serve while is hot.