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Your Favorite Poached Pear Dessert Recipe

epicure-us | Nov 23, 2005 08:59 AM

I want to bring a dessert of some poached bosc pears to a TG dinner I will be attending early evening tomorrow. I frequently eat them for breakfast but cooked real simply--just cloves, no sweetener.

Originally, I was thinking of finishing them off with a saffron syrup or using fennel in some way. Now I am considering something more acidic like using pommegranate juice (or pom. mollases) and a warm spice. Some spices which sound appealing are ginger, vanilla and star anise. But I am nervous about mixing them and don't want to overpower the pear flavor too much. I am also considering wine as a poaching medium.

Open to any and all suggestions, including presentation ideas.

Thanks in advance!


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