Pears in Red Wine!!!

Pears in Red Wine
(From James Beard’s American Cookery)

6 pears
1 pint port or sherry
1 cup sugar
3 slices lemon
3 slices orange

Peel the pears and core with a small bowl cutter or paring knife, leaving them whole with the stem intact. Combine the wine and sugar, bring to a boil, and simmer 5 minutes. Add the pears and the lemon and orange slices, and reduce the heat to the barest ebullition. Poach until the fruit is just tender. It may take 1 to 1½ hours. Cool in the sauce, and serve very cool.

This is a wonderful and delicious treat for any season and occasion!

Many Blessings,