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Spiced Pears with Cream

Yield 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 4 red pears, halved, cored and sliced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • Grated peel of 1 lemon
  • 4 cloves
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/8 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Shortbread cookies, optional

Nutrition Information

  • calories 271
  • fat 16 g
  • satfat 9 g
  • protein 2 g
  • carbohydrate 36 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 55 mg
  • sodium 16 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a large bowl, toss pears in lemon juice.

  2. Combine apple cider, honey, lemon peel, cloves, cinnamon stick and peppercorns in a large skillet. Add pears and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cover and cook until pears just begin to soften, about 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer pears to a dish; set aside.

  3. Increase heat to medium-high and reduce sauce until it's slightly syrupy, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and strain; discard spices.

  4. Whip heavy cream with sugar and vanilla extract. Serve with pear slices and, if desired, cookies.