Red Wine Stewed Pears – Fruity & Sweet!
Servings Prep Time
6pears 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6pears 5minutes
Cook Time
  • 6firm pearspeeled
  • 1bottle of red winea dry tarty, tannic red wine like Sangiovese or Barbaresco
  • 1 bay laurel leaf
  • 4 cloves(the spice)
  • 1tsp cinnamon(or stick)
  • 1tsp Ginger(or 1 piece fresh ginger)
  • 2cups sugar
  • 1 Bunch of Herbs for decoration-sage, mint, oregano or basil
  1. Peel the pears but leave the stems attached. Pour the bottle of wine in the pressure cooker.
  2. Add the bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon, ginger and sugar. Mix well to dissolve.
  3. Add the pears to the pressure cooker and close and lock the lid.
  4. Turn the heat on to high and when the pan reaches pressure, lower the heat to the minimum and start counting 5-7 minutes cooking time at high pressure.
  5. When time is up, open the pressure cooker with the Natural release method – move the cooker off the burner and wait for the pressure to come down on its own (about 10 minutes). When cooking time is up count 10 minutes of natural open time. Then, release the rest of the pressure slowly using the valve.
  6. Pull out the pears carefully using tongs or two spoons.
  7. Set the pears aside and put the pressure cooker back on the heat, without the lid, to reduce the cooking liquid to a third of the original amount.
  8. Drizzle syrup on pears, decorate with herbs and serve either room temperature or chilled.
  9. If made ahead-of time, refrigerate pears in the cooking liquid syrup.