• 16 Ratings

Simmering the pears in liquid makes them sweet and tender.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large skillet with a tight-fitting lid combine the apple cider, vermouth, butter, anise, and salt. Bring to a simmer.

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  • Add pears, reduce the heat, and simmer covered until pears are tender when pierced with the tip of a knife, 10-12 minutes.

  • Whip heavy cream until it makes soft peaks. Add mascarpone and honey and whip again until light and fluffy and just holding stiff peaks. Do not overmix.

  • Divide pears and poaching liquid between four bowls and serve topped with mascarpone cream and almond cookies, if using.

Reviews

16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2