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Good to Know: December is National Pear Month

IMG_4144The USDA declared the month of December to be National Pear Month. Pears are one of the fresh fruits available during December. No wonder gift baskets often contain pears. This year we received a delightful gift basket by Harry and David that featured numerous tasty items including 10-12pears.

With only a couple days remaining in December,  try this delicious and easy  recipe for Pears in Red Wine. This is a family recipe that has been handed down.

Pears in Red Wine


Pears in Red Wine

Pears in Red Wine

4 firm ripe pears
2 c dry red wine
1 c sugar
1 c water
1 small piece of stick cinnamon
Rind of ½ lemon, cut in thin strips


1. Peel pears.
2. Bring wine, sugar, water, cinnamon and lemon to a boil.
3. Add pears and poach until they are tender.
4. Remove pears and simmer the liquid until it is reduced to ½ its original quantity.
5. Pour over pears.
6. Serve warm, or chill until ready to serve.

More recipes with pears and wine are available in the recipe section of  the Wine Trail Traveler website. Enjoy.




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