Portuguese food

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Pears Baked in Port Wine

We're in May, it’s meant to be autumn, a time when it becomes cooler outside, leaves change, and everything slows down.
This year it’s been an incredibly hot summer & it seems to be never ending. The hot weather has carried on even during autumn.  I’m not complaining mind you because I like the hot weather.
Autumn foods are starting to make their way into our supermarket shelves.
One of my favourite cooler months fruits are pears.
I love cooking pears, either stewing them or baking them.
I used Port wine in this recipe but you can use any sweet red wine you like.
Port wine comes from the Portuguese city Porto, & is a sweet wine usually drunk at the end of a meal.


  • 4 pears
  • 1 1/2 cups Port wine
  • 6 tab honey
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tea cinnamon, ground
 1.  Peel & core the pears.
      In a roasting pan add the pears & all the ingredients. 
      Cover the pan with foil.
      Cook the pears for 30 min at 180 degrees, then remove the foil & bake a further 20min.
      The pears should be cooked & the juice should have reduced & thickened up 
      Serve with plain yogurt, cream, or ice cream


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

What a lovely way to welcome in Autumn! :) Pears in red wine is one of my favourite desserts, especially with a dollop of cream or ice cream. And you got yours so beautifully red!

belnboo said...

Yum, looks great