Way easier than classic Julia Childs recipe. Only had one pear so scaled simple syrup amount down to 1c and prepped in small sauce pan. Also used limoncello instead of pear liqueur. Once (very firm) pear was soft after 25 min poaching, removed from liquid and added 3/4 c of a Pacific NW Syrah to remaining 3/4c simple syrup and limoncello. Reduced down to about 1/2c, cooled until thickened and served warm over pear halves. Wonderful aroma intense flavor and nice soft texture. Just wish I had started with more pears!
Simple Poached Pears
KM2011 Posted: 12/29/11