My second favorite fall fruit ... pears! I love using fruits (and veggies) that are in season. And you know that I like easy-peasy! This dessert is simple, elegant and satisfying. The alcohol in the wine evaporates off in the cooking process. I think of this as a marriage of sangria...or perhaps mulled wine and pears. YUM!
Red cabbage adds color and lots of great nutrients to any meal. Many recipes call for sugar and vinegar for this dish. I find that the apple makes it sweet enough. Vinegar upsets my stomach, so I use lemon juice for this recipe as well as for salad dressings. I omit the pepper as well.