~ Mary ~
It’s the season to treat yourself and here’s a way to do it right. I saw these gorgeous red pears at the grocery store and just had to share them with you. Then I found this perfect recipe from The New Basics Cookbook. You’re supposed to peel the pears, but these were too beautiful to mess with.
I was extremely careful in the poaching process so the skins wouldn’t come off. If you do use regular pears and do peel them – the sauce is so red that they will turn a lovely red hue. Be sure to cut the bottom of each pear so they’ll sit up properly for you.
In a deep sauce pan bring to a boil:
1 1/2 Quarts Cranberry- Raspberry Juice
1/2 Cup Sugar
Once the sugar is disolved and the liquid is boiling add:
4-6 Peeled Pears
1 Cinnamon Stick – optional
Let simmer for 15-20 minutes. Keep a close eye so they don’t over-cook and turn into mushy pearsauce.
While pears are poaching in an electric mixer whip up:
1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
optional to add a little sugar and vanilla.
Allow pears to cool once finished poaching then bring the poaching juice to a full rolling boil and
reduce down to 1 cup!
This takes awhile!
Let everything cool completely then serve with
a drizzle of sauce on the bottom of the plate
a cloud of cream
topped with another drizzle of sauce