Pears in red wine with blackcurrant

Step by step recipe:

  1. 3 min.Pears in red wine with blackcurrant  : Photo of step #1
    In a pan, pour 750 ml red wine, 250 ml Blackcurrant liqueur and 100 g caster sugar.
  2. Pears in red wine with blackcurrant  : Photo of step #2
    For each pears, one by one: peel, cut in two, remove core and if necessary fiber around tail.
  3. 20 min.Pears in red wine with blackcurrant  : Photo of step #3
    Put immediately the half in syrup to prevent from blackening.

    Proceed so with all pears.
  4. 15 min.Pears in red wine with blackcurrant  : Photo of step #4
    Put 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.
  5. 1 hourPears in red wine with blackcurrant  : Photo of step #5
    Tomorrow, remove pears from syrup, put in another container, and covered by a half of syrup.

    Cover and let wait at ambient temperature.
  6. 20 min.Pears in red wine with blackcurrant  : Photo of step #6
    Put back pan on low fire, and make reduce a half volume.
  7. 2 min.Pears in red wine with blackcurrant  : Photo of step #7
    When syrup is reduced, pour through a fine strainer, in a smaller pan.
  8. 5 min.Pears in red wine with blackcurrant  : Photo of step #8
    Bring to boil and add 2 pinches agar-agar, mix well with a fork, and remove from fire.

    Let thicken when cooling.
  9. Pears in red wine with blackcurrant  : Photo of step #9
    A bit before serving, cut half pears from top to bottom in several thin parts.
  10. 20 min.Pears in red wine with blackcurrant  : Photo of step #10
    The 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.
  11. 10 min.Pears in red wine with blackcurrant  : Photo of step #11
    Fill one plate side with custard sauce (crème anglaise) and the other one with cooking syrup.

    Decorate with a mint leaf.

Remarks:

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

Source:

Home made.

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