Port Reduction

  • Yield: Makes enough for four 4 1/2-inch tarts

Ingredients

  • 4 whole cloves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches each)
  • 8 black peppercorns
  • 3 star anise
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle port wine

Directions

  1. Using the bottom of a small saucepan, crack together cloves, cinnamon sticks, peppercorns, and star anise, then place inside the pot. Add the port and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until thick and reduced by one-quarter, about 15 minutes. Strain, set aside until ready to use.

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