Pears in red wine and balsamic vinegar


350ml red wine
100ml water
50ml balsamic vinegar
130g sugar
4 pears


Peel the pears and cut them in half. Pour the red wine, sugar and balsamic vinegar into a saucepan with high sides and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and dip the pears in the wine and cook for about 15 minutes over low heat until softened. Remove the pot from the heat and let the pears cool in the wine then remove them with a slotted spoon and cook the liquid until a thick syrup is obtained. Serve accompanied with the sauce.