1-2 star aniseed
1 cinnamon stick
1 tbs brown sugar
1 lt of red wine
1. Combine the wine with the spices and the sugar; simmer in saucepan until reduced by half.
2. Cook the pears in the wine until soft.
3. Remove the pears and continue to cook the wine until it becomes syrup. Strain.
4. To serve, pour the sauce over the pears.