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Stoofperen - Netherlands Christmas Pears

Stoofperen or Christmas Pears


2 pounds of cooking pear (Giezer Wildeman) 1 cinnamon stick 1 bottle of gluhwine (wine you can drink warm) or bottle of red wine + 1 ounce sugar 10 cloves 1 lemon peel zest *If you don't want alcohol?, use a bottle red currant juice + water and extra sugar.

INSTRUCTIONS: Don't use an aluminum pan! It will reduce the taste of the pears.

1. Use a sharp knife or peeler to cut lemon zest and peel the pear. Keep the pears in shape. 2. Put the cooking pears in a large pan, add the wine, cinnamon stick, sugar and 10 cloves , lemon zest and bring it to boil.

3. Allow the contents to simmer for 2 hours.

4. Stir it from time to time with a wooden spoon.

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