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Apple Day 27/10
We will be holding our first Apple Day on Saturday October 27th from 12.00 to 5pm in the Parish Church Hall and grounds (Cupar Road). This will be to celebrate Newburgh's centuries-
Poires pochées au vin rouge (pears in red wine)
This is a recipe for cooking pears, or for pears which are too hard for eating. It makes a delicious, spicy dessert which is best cold and will keep in the fridge for a day or two.
1/3 litre (nearly half a bottle) of cheap red wine
The zest of one orange
One stick of cinnamon or a dessertspoonful of powder
Two dessertspoonfuls of honey
One teaspoonful of vanilla essence
1 Pour the wine into a medium sized stainless steel saucepan.
2 Remove the zest of the orange using a potato peeler.
3 Add the zest and the spices to the wine and heat it gently
4 When the wine is warm add the honey and stir in.
5 Peel the pears and cut them into quarters, removing the stems and cores.
6 Put the pear quarters into the wine and simmer gently for about 20 minutes, allowing the steam to escape. The pears will turn deep crimson.
7 Test the pears with the point of a kitchen knife. When they do not resist the knife they are ready.
8 Tip everything into a casserole dish, cover, cool and keep in the fridge until the following day.
9 Serve with the wine sauce and fresh cream or plain yogurt. Délicieux!