Red Wine Stewed Pears – Fruity & Sweet!
|Red Wine Stewed Pears in the Pressure Cooker
6 firm pears, peeled
1 bottle of Red Wine – a dry, tarty, tannic red wine like Sangiovese or Barbaresco
1 Bay Laurel leaf
4 cloves (the spice)
1 stick or 1 tsp of Cinnamon
1 piece of fresh or 1 tsp of Ginger
1 1/3 cups of sugar
(optional)1 Bunch of Herbs for decoration -sage, mint, oregano or basil
Peel the pears, leaving the stem attached. Pour the bottle of wine in the pressure cooker.
Add the bay, cloves, cinnamon, ginger and sugar. Mix well to dissolve.
Add the pears to the pressure cooker and close and lock the lid. Turn the heat on to high and when the pan reaches pressure, lower the heat to the minimum and start counting 5 minutes cooking time at high pressure (or 10 minutes at low pressure).
When time is up move the pan to the sink, lift the valve and let all of the steam escape naturally. BE CAREFUL because some of the red wine could sputter out of the valve. For electric pressure cookers, be ready with a kitchen towel to pick up the wine the squirts out.
Pull out the pears carefully using tongs and pulling them from their stems.
Set the pears aside and put the pressure cooker back on the heat, without the top, to reduce the cooking liquid to about half. filter and then drizzle syrup on pears, decorate with herbs and serve either room temperature or chilled.