Manu Fiedel's recipe for mothers' day.
Place the sugar, cinnamon, star anise, coriander seeds, scraped vanilla bean and orange zest in a pot, add the port and red wine and put on a medium heat.
Peel the pears and submerge in the pot fully.
Using baking paper cut out a round circle with a small hole in the middle. Cover the poached pears to stop the evaporation.
Simmer for one hour.