Add some glamour to your dinner party dessert with this recipe for tender nashi pears poached in mulled wine. Your home will fill with the beautiful scent of cinnamon, cloves and vanilla.
750ml bottle of red wine
50ml bottle of Grand Marnier or Cointreau
1 cup water
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
5 whole cloves
1 vanilla bean, split
1 orange, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
4 nashi pears, peeled
1 Place wine, liqueur, water, sugar, cinnamon sticks, cloves, vanilla bean, orange and lemon into a large, deep saucepan and place over a medium heat.
2 Stir until sugar has dissolved and mixture comes to the boil.
3 Add pears and cook for 20 minutes. Turn and cook for 15-20 minutes or until just tender. Pears take quite a while to soften.
4 Transfer pears into serving bowls. Spoon over cooking liquid and serve.