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

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Stage 1 - 3 min.
Pears in red wine with blackcurrant
In a pan, pour 750 ml red wine, 250 ml Blackcurrant liqueur and 100 g caster sugar.

Stage 2
Pears in red wine with blackcurrant
For each pears, one by one: peel, cut in two, remove core and if necessary fiber around tail.

Stage 3 - 20 min.
Pears in red wine with blackcurrant
Put immediately the half in syrup to prevent from blackening.

Proceed so with all pears.

Stage 4 - 15 min.
Pears in red wine with blackcurrant
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.

Stage 5 - 1 hour
Pears in red wine with blackcurrant
Tomorrow, remove pears from syrup, put in another container, and covered by a half of syrup.

Cover and let wait at ambient temperature.

Stage 6 - 20 min.
Pears in red wine with blackcurrant
Put back pan on low fire, and make reduce a half volume.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
Pears in red wine with blackcurrant
When syrup is reduced, pour through a fine strainer, in a smaller pan.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Pears in red wine with blackcurrant
Bring to boil and add 2 pinches agar-agar, mix well with a fork, and remove from fire.

Let thicken when cooling.

Stage 9
Pears in red wine with blackcurrant
A bit before serving, cut half pears from top to bottom in several thin parts.

Stage 10 - 20 min.
Pears in red wine with blackcurrant
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.

Stage 11 - 10 min.
Pears in red wine with blackcurrant
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.
Keeping
Several days in the fridge, in their cooking juice.
Source
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,710 Kcal or 11,346 Kj46 gr344 gr57 gr
135 %18 %32 %9 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
147 Kcal or 615 Kj3 gr19 gr3 gr
7 %1 %2 %<1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
452 Kcal or 1,892 Kj8 gr57 gr10 gr
23 %3 %5 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Sulfites, Milk, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 12.12 €
  • Per person : 2.02 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Red wineRed wine: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Winemaker's toast, Boeuf (beef) bourguignon, Mulled wine Belle-Plagne style, Mushroom bourguignon, Two-stage beef chuck , ... All
Blackcurrant liqueurBlackcurrant liqueur: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Blackcurrant sorbet for Edith, Dijonnaise pear cake, ... 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: Rice pudding (riz au lait), Apple Tatin Terrine, Sautéed pears with custard and orange syrup , Caramel semolina pudding with raisins, Individual charlottes with morello cherries, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cherry clafoutis, Rice pudding with fruit and nuts, Caramelized apple and walnut cake, Valay-Brest, Strawberry feuilleté, ... All
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