Another much over-looked favorite fall fruit is the pear. I love to add pears to my apple pies for that extra sumptin sumptin. They are fantastic roasted on bitter green salads. The perfect snack with a slice of prosciutto and some bleu cheese wrapped around a generous pear slice.
I have been begging for a pear tree for about two years now. I might have to go take matters into my own hands soon. Because if I had a tree I might not forget about the delicious pear as often as I do.
This recipe is easy and looks so very elegant if plated right. Wow your guests with an autumn feast, capped with some delicious spiked hot cider and these pears.
Cider Simmered Pears / Serves: 6
- 6 small firm Bartlett pears
- 1 22 oz bottle of hard cider (regular cider can be used as well, but will be sweeter.)
- 1/4 c maple syrup (Might want to drop this to 1 T if you do not use hard cider.)
- Pinch of ginger
- Pinch of cloves
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Mascarpone cheese & cooked puff pastry (Or as we did it, extra pie crust.)
In a 4 qt pot, pour in the cider. Add the maple syrup.
Bring to a slight boil and lower heat to a simmer immediately.
Add the spices and pears.
Simmer covered 15-20 minutes or until the pears are softened.
Remove pears and serve immediately with Mascarpone and crushed puff pastry/pie crust on tableware from Shindigz!
Recipe by Heather Jurczyk, the sassy half of the duo that make up the cooking team of He Cooks She Cooks. They have a weakness for feel good, down to earth, amazingly tasty eats that almost always include the addition of beer.
From growing their own tomatoes to brewing their own beer, they like to cook from scratch as much as possible. They know what’s important. Love. Food. Beer. Visit He Cooks She Cooks for more recipes.