How to make it

  • Combine 3/4 cup Zinfandel, sugar, cinnamon stick, pepper and salt in a small pan and bring to a simmer.
  • Simmer very slowly until liquid thickens and becomes similar to a syrup approximately 1 hour.
  • Add pears and return syrup to a simmer.
  • Spoon liquid over pears or turn frequently.
  • Pears are done when they are soft and easily pierced with a fork about 45 minutes.
  • Remove pears from the syrup and store in a covered container.
  • Reserve the poaching liquid to finish the vinaigrette.
  • Combine remaining 3/4 cup wine and reserved Zinfandel syrup and bring to a simmer.
  • Reduce mixture by two-thirds.
  • You should end up with about one-third cup.
  • It should be thick and syrupy.
  • Transfer mixture into a stainless steel bowl and whisk in mustard and vinegar.
  • While continuously whisking very slowly stream in canola oil.

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  • clbacon 10 years ago
    Oh yummy! Another keeper from ChefMeow!
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