Written by Maria Pistocchi — Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Mellow cooked pears recipe

Pears are one of the seasonal fruits of Winter. Eating a fresh pear accompanied by cheese is always a great joy!

Winter time: pears appear on our table. And every time I enjoy that delicacy a curious Italian common saying echoes in my mind:

Al contadino non far sapere quanto è buono il cacio con le pere

Which literally means don't let the farmer know how good is the cheese with pears. That's undeniable: the mix of pears with cheese (almost any of it) is so amazing that he would eat it all up and he does not sell it to us!

Now, leaving aside for a moment the secret pleasures of the rural world, let's take a look at the benefits of pears. In a single pear we find:

  • 16% of the fibers;
  • 10% of the vitamin C;

of the total quantity our body needs every day to be healty and strong. This is just the beginning, though. In addition, the pear carries many other interesting properties:

  • it is highly digestible;
  • it has a diuretic, laxative and refreshing property;
  • it is particularly recommended for children and elderly;
  • it is magic like the apple thanks to ethylene, a natural gas given off from the fruits themselves, that is a natural homone for ripening.

After having seduced you with the great benefits of pears, it's now time to introduce an exquisite recipe of cooked pears.

Cooked pears

Cooked pears recipe - Ingredients for 4 people

  • 4 large pears (kaiser);
  • half a liter of red wine (still wine);
  • 400 ml of water;
  • 200 grams of sugar;
  • a cinnamon stick or cinnamon powder;
  • 3 cloves.

Preparation of the cooked pears

Put in a pan some wine with water and sugar; turn on the fire and let them boil.

When the liquid is boiling, add the cinnamon stick and the cloves, leaving on high heat for a few minutes.

Meanwhile wash and peel the pears, pour them into the pan, lower the heat to a medium fire and cook for about 25/30 minutes, stirring a few times. When the pears are soft, they are cooked.

Remove the pears from the pan and let them cool for a few minutes while the liquid continuing to cook until it takes a syrupy consistency.

Turn off the fire and serve the pears by covering them with the syrupy liquid obtained.


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