- 2 cups dry red wine
- 1 navel orange, quartered
- 1 1/2 cups plus sugar
- 2 T honey
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 6 whole cloves
- 2 Bartlett pears, peeled, halved, and cored
- 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
In a saucepan, combine wine, orange pieces, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the cinnamon, cloves, and 2 cups of water, bring to boil over high heat. Add pears, reduce heat to a simmer. Cook, covered, until tender, about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together cheese, cream and honey until very thick.
Gently remove pears from liquid. Reduce liquid by about half over medium-high heat for 15 minutes, until liquid is thick and syrupy. Drizzle each pear with syrup and a dollop of cheese mixture and serve.
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