posted by ashleyd 01-11-100 4:41 AM
Björnbär Kokta Päron (Pear Poached in Blackberry)
4 pears (Comice or Conference)
300ml blackberry preserve (lingonberry if you can get it)
1 cinnamon stick
100ml red wine
Peel the pears and set aside. Put all the other ingredients in a pan and bring to the boil. Add the peeled pears and let them poach until soft - about 45 minutes. Leave to cool in the pan.
Serve with cinnamon ice cream.
Comment: Can be prepared the day before and it mellows overnight. Leave the stalks on the pears for best presentation. Ideally the pan should be the smallest possible to hold all the pears in a single layer. The original recipe said Lingon (or Blackberry), 300ml is probably around 1lb jam, although a 12oz jar seems to work. Pears will need to be turned if not totally covered by liquid.
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