Pears Baked in Red Wine alla Piemontese

Pears Baked in Red Wine alla Piemontese

10 Prep Time
75 Cook Time
6 Servings

Thanks to Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin, authors of The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men (Smart Pop, 2011) for sharing this elegant Mad Men-inspired dessert with us.

Recipe credit: Barbetta Restaurant, New York, NY

Photo credit: Nina Gallant

  • 6 ripe Bosc USA Pears
  • 2 cups red wine
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 6 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ¼ cup lemon juice

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Wash and dry pears. Place pears in a baking pan that accommodates 6 pears (lay them flat). In a small bowl, pour the red wine and add sugar, cloves, cinnamon stick, and lemon juice. Stir until sugar dissolves. Pour mixture into the baking pan and place in oven. Turn pears after 5 minutes and brush with liquid in pan.

Bake for approximately 1 hour (cooking time may vary depending on size and ripeness of pears), continuing to brush the pears every 10 minutes. Pears should be slightly crinkly. Remove pan from oven and allow to cool to room temperature. Serve with extra red wine sauce.

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