¾ cup sugar 750ml water 250ml white wine 2 cinnamon sticks 6 cardamom
pods, cracked 6 firm pears (I
1 Combine the sugar, water, wine, cinnamon sticks and cardamom pods in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer.
2 Meanwhile, peel pears (leave stalks on) and remove core from each base with a narrow teaspoon or apple corer. Trim bases slightly so pears will stand upright.
3 Add pears to the spiced syrup and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until tender but not soft. Remove pears and cover to keep warm. Boil syrup until reduced by at least half and syrupy.