Medieval Menu: Pears in Wine Syrup

   Posted by: Julia Redlich   in Medieval Menu, Medieval Miscellany


3 large pears
300 g dark berries
300 ml red wine
300 ml white wine
25 g sugar
pinch ground ginger
pinch ground cinnamon


Peel and core the pears, wash the berries and drain.

Place fruit in a pan and heat in red wine, turning occasionally to coat evenly.  Simmer until tender, then cool in the liquid.

Drain, reserving liquid.  Cut pears in half.  Sieve the berries and return them to liquid.

Now boil white wine, sugar and spices until they form a syrup.  Add the pears and bring back to boil, to simmer for two or three minutes.

Serve hot with the berry/wine sauce.

Note: fresh berries might not be available, so, substitute tinned varieties obtainable from your non-medieval supermarket.

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