Ripe Bartlett pears...
Peeled, cut in half and cored.
Put them in a pot of red wine, with a splash of orange juice and a cinnamon stick.
Simmer very slowly for about an hour...
Until they look like this.
Remove pears carefully (they're very soft now) and boil down wine until a thick syrup.
Pour the wine over the pears, cover and refrigerate for a day.
Now slice the pear all nicely and put on plate with sauce.
Serve with a chunk of Maytag blue cheese. Dessert!