Yield
10 servings (serving size: 1 pear, 3 tablespoons wine sauce, and 1/2 teaspoon ginger)

How to Make It

Step 1

Sprinkle lemon juice over pears; drain.

Step 2

Combine wine and next 4 ingredients (wine through cinnamon) in a large non-aluminum Dutch oven. Add star anise, if desired; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and cook, covered, 10 minutes. Add pears; simmer 10 minutes or until tender, turning pears occasionally. Remove pears from wine mixture using a slotted spoon. Place in a shallow bowl; set aside.

Step 3

Bring wine mixture to a boil over high heat; cook 10 minutes or until reduced to about 2 cups. Discard solids. Spoon reduced wine mixture over pears; sprinkle with ginger.

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