Found this great little recipe for "Slow Cooking Pears in Red Wine Sauce".
Recipe by simoneskitchen.com below
1 bottle of fruity red wine
150 gr sugar
3 tbsp honey
1 cinnamon stick
2 kardemom pods, crushed
1 vanilla bean, split open
one strip of lemon peel
2 black peppercorns
1 kilo small pears (I used Wilder Giesseman pears)
juice of 1 lemon
Peel the pears, leave the stalk on. Cut a small slice of the bottom so they will remain standing. Put the pears through the lemon juice to prevents discoloration.
Pour the wine in the inside pan of your slowcooker, add sugar, honey, cinnamon, staranise, cardamom, vanillabean, lemonpeel, cloves and peppercorns. Put the lid on the slow cooker and turn on to high for about 30 minutes. Stir every now and then until the sugar is dissolved.
Put the pears into the pan and heat on high for about 2 to 4 hours depending on the size of your pears until they are done.
Take the pears out of the pan with a slotted spoon and put them in a bowl. Pour the wine into a saucepan and leave to cook on high heat for about 5 to 10 minutes to reduce down. Make the sauce thicker with a little cornstarch, diluted with a bit of water. Put the pears into the liquid and leave to cool
ofcourse you can also prepare this in a regular pan but it might be going much quicker in that case. Leave the fire as low as possible.
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