- 1 ½ cups of red wine
- 1 lemon
- 1 navel orange
- ¾ cups of sugar
- ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 5 whole cloves
- 4 small ripe pears - quartered (peeled or unpeeled)
Combine wine, juices from the lemon and orange, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and cloves in a 4-quart saucepan.
Add pears and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 25 minutes.
Remove pears and extras. Return liquid to a simmer and heat until syrupy; about 15 minutes or until liquid is reduced by 2/3rds.
Pears and syrup by itself makes a very yummy dessert. Or, use as a topping on your favorite dairy free ice cream.