Pears in red wine with blackcurrant

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234K4.1 February 21th 2011
Pears in red wine with blackcurrant
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For 6 people, you will need:

Times:

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
55 min.1 hour40 min.2 hours 35 min.

Step by step recipe

1In a pan, pour 750 ml red wine, 250 ml Blackcurrant liqueur and 100 g caster sugar.Pears in red wine with blackcurrant  : etape 25
2For each pears, one by one: peel, cut in two, remove core and if necessary fiber around tail.Pears in red wine with blackcurrant  : etape 25
3Put immediately the half in syrup to prevent from blackening.

Proceed so with all pears.
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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.
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5Tomorrow, remove pears from syrup, put in another container, and covered by a half of syrup.

Cover and let wait at ambient temperature.
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6Put back pan on low fire, and make reduce a half volume.Pears in red wine with blackcurrant  : etape 25
7When syrup is reduced, pour through a fine strainer, in a smaller pan.Pears in red wine with blackcurrant  : etape 25
8Bring to boil and add 2 pinches agar-agar, mix well with a fork, and remove from fire.

Let thicken when cooling.
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9A bit before serving, cut half pears from top to bottom in several thin parts.Pears in red wine with blackcurrant  : etape 25
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.
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11Fill one plate side with custard sauce (crème anglaise) and the other one with cooking syrup.

Decorate with a mint leaf.
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Remarks

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