One of my favorite desserts in a Portuguese restaurant is pears in red wine. It tastes good, and is refreshing after a heavy meal. When I saw this recipe in The Essential Cookbook, I had to give it a try.
This dish is fairly tasty, but not amazing. I think that I was supposed to cook the wine sauce longer, so that it becomes a thick syrup. But the recipe wasn't clear (at least, to me), and I ended up with a liquid sauce that was ok for marinating the poached pears, but not worth adding to the plate.
What's your favorite fruity dessert?