Smoked Red Wine Pears
Bosc pears simmered in a red wine syrup makes for a decadent and unique gourmet dessert.
4-6 medium sizes Bosc pears
2 cups sugar
2 cups favorite red wine (good with merlot, cabernet sauvignon or red blend)
Serve with vanilla ice cream or mascarpone cheese
Place all ingredients, except pears, in saucepan or iron skillet.
Bring to a simmer so the sugar will dissolve.
Light Pit Barrel® according to instructions.
Peel the pears.
Slice pears and place in in the liquid mix in an oven safe dish. Place this dish in your Pit Barrel® and cook for 20 min (turn or stir every 5 min).
Remove the pears from Pit Barrel® and place on a plate.
Heat the remaining liquid in a saucepan and bring it to a simmer. Simmer for a few minutes until the liquid thickens up into a syrup.
Take off heat when reached the desired syrup consistency and brush the pear slices with the syrup. Serve with vanilla ice cream or mascarpone cheese.