It sounds fancy, but it’s quite easy, with very few ingredients. It just takes a little time investment more than anything. But you can eat them hot or cold and flavor however you like. I used wine, agave and cinnamon.
Remove skin from pears, leaving them whole and with the core intact.
In a small pot, bring to a boil: 2 cups of water, 1 cup white wine, 1/2 cup agave or [3/4 cup sugar], and a cinnamon stick. After it has boiled, turn down, and place in pears. Let the pears simmer for at least 30 minutes or until tender. I tried it both covered and uncovered. I didn’t see a difference.
Then, remove the pears from the liquid, set aside, and let cool down. Remove the cinnamon stick from the sugar water and then allow the sugar water to reduce to a syrup on high heat, for at least 30 minutes. Let the syrup cool down. I put the pears and syrup in the fridge until served.
Next time I’ll try not to poke them as much.