1. Peel the pears, leaving the stems attached. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, place the wine and seasoning ingredients. Stir to combine. Place the pears into the saucepan standing straight, making sure they’re fully submerged in the liquid. Cook for 30–40 minutes, until tender.
2. Using a slotted spoon, remove the pears from the syrup. Increase heat to high and boil the syrup for about 15 minutes until the
liquid is reduced.
3. When ready to serve, spoon the syrup over the pears. For an optional garnish, add a dollop of whipped cream, nuts, and/or star anise.