Port Wine Poached Pears

SpoonFed: Via Saveur


3⁄4 cups sugar

3  2″ strips orange peel

1  2″ strip lemon peel
1 stick cinnamon
4 firm ripe Bosc pears
Ice cream, for serving
1 cup port wine
1. Combine wine, sugar, orange peel, lemon peel, cinnamon, and 2 cups water in a 4-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat and set aside.