Frequently baste and turn pears during cooking to avoid drying out. If liquid is evaporating too quickly, add 2 tablespoons water to dish during cooking. Upon completion of cooking, if liquid doesn’t quite make up 1/4 cup, add a little hot water to dish and swirl to re-form the syrup. • To reduce cooking time, chop the pears into smaller pieces, or microwave wedges for a few minutes combining with the wine and syrup. • Pears will keep refrigerated in a sealed container for 3-4 days. • Subsititute orange juice for the wine for a delicious breakfast idea.