We don't have many holiday traditions in our family, but the one thing we do each year is serve these pears at our Christmas dinner, no matter what else is on the menu :)
What you need:
- cooking pears, peeled, quartered, core removed (we always use Gieser Wildeman pears)
- red wine
- cinnamon stick
Put the pears in a pan with a little bit of water, a good splash of red wine, a few tablespoons of sugar and the cinnamon stick. Bring to the boil and let them gently simmer for a few hours until the pears are nice and red. Serve chilled.