This has been my very very new experience: pears cooked in red wine and flavored with spices. Though I don’t drink much and very often, but I like wine. I feel excited whenever I try a glass of wine and it tastes good. I’ve never read much about wine and I criticize the quality of wine based solely on my taste and liking. But I do hope when conditions allow, I will learn more about wine and wish to experience the varieties of wine more deeply and widely.
Normally I don’t like eating pears, maybe because the taste is not to my liking. Even when I make cakes with pears, I often don’t feel very interested in eating. When I see pears look so good at markets, I will buy some as my husband loves them. This time I bought some small pears then I decided to try this dessert, which I’ve observed in many websites on the Internet. I followed the recipe in one of my cookbooks titled "Guilt-free desserts" – a collection of low-fat desserts. Then, what I liked most was not the pears but the syrup made from red wine which was enhanced with brandy and other spices.
I toasted some pistachios for decoration purpose and for adding texture to the dish. The pear was very tender and the flavor of wine was very deep, it was absorbed a lot into the pears, which made the pears very special in taste.