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Pears in red wine with blackcurrant

Pears in red wine with blackcurrant

Pears cooked until soft in a red wine and blackcurrant syrup, served with the reduced syrup and custard sauce (crème anglaise).

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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 6 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
55 min.1 hour40 min.2 hours 35 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge, in their cooking juice.
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Step by step recipe

1 Pears in red wine with blackcurrant  : Photo of step #1In a pan, pour 750 ml red wine, 250 ml Blackcurrant liqueur and 100 g caster sugar. 3 min.
2 Pears in red wine with blackcurrant  : Photo of step #2For each pears, one by one: peel, cut in two, remove core and if necessary fiber around tail.
3 Pears in red wine with blackcurrant  : Photo of step #3Put immediately the half in syrup to prevent from blackening.

Proceed so with all pears.
20 min.
4 Pears in red wine with blackcurrant  : Photo of step #4Put pan on low fire, add 1 vanilla pod, and make cook pears uncovered until they are well soft.

Let cool in the syrup, covered this time, if possible during all night.
15 min.
5 Pears in red wine with blackcurrant  : Photo of step #5Tomorrow, remove pears from syrup, put in another container, and covered by a half of syrup.

Cover and let wait at ambient temperature.
1 hour
6 Pears in red wine with blackcurrant  : Photo of step #6Put back pan on low fire, and make reduce a half volume. 20 min.
7 Pears in red wine with blackcurrant  : Photo of step #7When syrup is reduced, pour through a fine strainer, in a smaller pan. 2 min.
8 Pears in red wine with blackcurrant  : Photo of step #8Bring to boil and add 2 pinches agar-agar, mix well with a fork, and remove from fire.

Let thicken when cooling.
5 min.
9 Pears in red wine with blackcurrant  : Photo of step #9A bit before serving, cut half pears from top to bottom in several thin parts.
10 Pears in red wine with blackcurrant  : Photo of step #10The goal is not to cut half-part, but to make a kind of hand-held fan, you should start from top but leaving about half inch uncut.

Put a half pear by service plate, and spread cuts to shape the hand-held fan.
20 min.
11 Pears in red wine with blackcurrant  : Photo of step #11Fill one plate side with custard sauce (crème anglaise) and the other one with cooking syrup.

Decorate with a mint leaf.
10 min.

Remarks

If you don't have agar-agar you can use corn-flour instead.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
194246 gr344 gr57 gr
97 %18 %32 %9 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1053 gr19 gr3 gr
5 %1 %2 %<1 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3237 gr57 gr9 gr
16 %3 %5 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 6 people : 12.12 €
Per person : 2.02 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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Red wineRed wine: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Winemaker's toast, Saucipain, Coq au vin, Boeuf (beef) bourguignon, Rabbit civet, ... All
Blackcurrant liqueurBlackcurrant liqueur: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Blackcurrant sorbet for Edith, ... All
Real custard sauce (crème anglaise)Real custard sauce (crème anglaise): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Individual charlottes with morello cherries, Pears and caramelised walnut samosas , Norman flambéed apples, Apple Tatin Terrine, Rice pudding (riz au lait), ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard , Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée), Stewed rhubarb, Fresh fruit in sabayon, Pear and lime meringue pie, ... All

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