Monday, February 18, 2008

Poached Pear Breakfast

OK, so it was more like noon before the pears were finally done, but it was still the first meal of the day. I mixed about a cup and a half of sugar with enough water to cover two peeled pears. I added some honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla to the mix and brought to a simmer until everything dissolved. I then added the pears and poached for over an hour. When the pears were nearly fork tender, I removed some of the cooking liquid and reduced it into a sauce. You could use wine in this recipe as well to add complexity. For me, it was too early in the day to pop a bottle of wine, but they still turned out delicious.

1 comment:

Jeep2000 said...

Those look beautiful!