Based on a historical recipe by Belle Nancy Shippen, this recipe uses the flavor of fall to create a sweet and healthy treat for your family.
Makes 4 pears; serves 4
3 cups Merlot
¾ cups granulated sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
1 Tbsp whole clove
1 vanilla bean, split
4 under ripe Bosc pears, peeled and cored
2 cups apple juice
½ cup juniper berries (optional)
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
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