This is a great dessert, with a fancy presentation. It will be the talk of your next dinner party.
4-6 Peeled, Bosc Pears
1 1/2 cups of red wine
1 cup of water
3/4 cups of granulated sugar
2 – 3 whole cloves
1 Bay leaf
Homemade or store bought caramel sauce
Combine all ingredients, except pears, and bring to a boil.
Once the wine mixture is boiling, turn heat down to a simmer and add the pears.
Simmer pears for about 20 minutes until they are tender and are easily poked through with a toothpick. Remove pears and let them cool completely.
Boil wine sauce until the liquid has been reduced by half. I like to thicken the sauce with a mixture of cold water and cornstarch.
Pour caramel sauce over pears and serve on a plate drizzled with wine sauce.