Warming stewed pears

Make warming stewed pears

On a chilly night, there’s nothing I like better than getting into the kitchen to make some warming stewed pears. They’re easy to make and really yummy. It all begins with choosing the right kind of pears. I go for the small Gieser Wildemans because they turn out so tender and full of flavor. Just peel the pears, add a few spices, and let them stew slowly in some white wine. The whole house starts to smell like sweet spices, which to me smells like being cosy and warm.

This is my recipe for warming stewed pears that will warm you right up. I hope you get as much happiness from making and eating these little delights as I do. They show you that even simple ingredients can make something truly wonderful.


– 8 small cooking pears (e.g. Gieser Wildeman)
– 175 g sugar
– 2 cinnamon sticks
– 1 vanilla pod
– 1 litre white wine
– caramel sauce if desired

How to make them

1. Peel the pears. Slice off the base of each pear and leave the stalks intact.

2. Heat the white wine with the sugar, cinnamon sticks and vanilla pod in a pan. Place the pears in the pan, right way up, and make sure they’re covered with the liquid. Add some water if necessary. Bring to the boil slowly and allow to stew on a low heat for about an hour.

3. Prick the pears with a knife to check whether they’re ready. Leave the entire pan to cool. You can serve the stewed pears as they are or drizzled with some caramel sauce, for example.


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