Spiced Pears with Cream

Nutritional Information

Calories 271
Fat 16 g
Satfat 9 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 36 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Sodium 16 mg


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


In a large bowl, toss pears in lemon juice.

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.

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

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


February 2006
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