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Pears In Wine Recipe

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Once canned, these pears make a lovely gift.

Yield: 
4 servings
Ingredients: 

2 cups water or grape juice
2 cups red wine
1 cup sugar
4 cloves
1 star anise
1 stick cinnamon or 1 tsp powder
1 tsp ground coriander
8 to 10 pears

Instructions: 

Step 1: Combine water, wine, sugar and spices. Dissolve sugar over low heat. Cool, then strain to remove spices.

Step 2: Cut pears in half. Peel and core. Pack in jars without bruising the fruit. Cover with syrup. Seal and process, 10 minutes in a pressure cooker or 30 minutes in boiling water.

Makes 4 16-oz. jars.

Author: 

Anne Gardon, from her book Preserving For All Seasons.

Photographer: 

istockphoto.com

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