ruby port poached pears

improv dish- can withstand major alterations!

1.5-2 Ceylon cinnamon sticks

1/2 vanilla bean

1 slice of peeled ginger (or more to taste)

1 1/3 cup ruby port

1 1/3 cup water

1/2 cup of sugar

4 peeled pears

Combine ingredients in a saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Simmer over low for 40 minutes, flipping pears occasionally. Continue cooking until cooking liquid looks syrupy- roughly 1/4 of initial volume.  Remove pears to a plate, and remove cinnamon, ginger and vanilla bean from the sauce with a slotted spoon.

Serve with vanilla ice cream, with syrup spooned on top!

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