4 Large Firm Pears

500ml Red Wine

175g Sugar, to taste

1 Split Vanilla Pod

Juice of a Lemon

So glamorous, so delicious and so simple to make – just perfect to serve at a dinner party, as it can be made in advance and kept in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. The other good thing is that it is best made with rock hard pears and cheap red wine

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