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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:

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


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

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

Stage 3 - 20 min.
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Put immediately the half in syrup to prevent from blackening.

Proceed so with all pears.

Stage 4 - 15 min.
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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
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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.
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Put back pan on low fire, and make reduce a half volume.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
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When syrup is reduced, pour through a fine strainer, in a smaller pan.

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

Let thicken when cooling.

Stage 9
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A bit before serving, cut half pears from top to bottom in several thin parts.

Stage 10 - 20 min.
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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.
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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.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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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: Rice pudding (riz au lait), Apple Tatin Terrine, Individual charlottes with morello cherries, European glass, Pears and caramelised walnut samosas , ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Caramelized brioche with pear and kiwi, Pitta bread, Gâteau Basque , Fresh mint ice-cream, Nanou's chocolate cake, ... All

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