It’s harvest time. I know when I was picking apples at my parents house the end of August the pears were just starting to plump up. It’s so funny to see what looks like miniature fruit on trees. But now they are at picking time and that means snag the recipes to use as many of the fresh one’s as possible.
This is a simple but elegant way to serve a fruit dessert. Everyone will love it and it gives at least 1 serving of fruit in your daily diet. If you are serving to adults you may use pear flavored liqueur or brandy in that last 30 minutes of reducing the syrup. Try making this recipe using other fruits such as apples, peaches or even plums.
- 6 C of water
- 1 C of sugar
- 6 firm pears, peeled, cored and cut in half
- 1 lemon rind strip
- Pour the water into a large saucepan placed over medium heat.
- Stir in the sugar and bring the water to a simmer stirring to dissolve the sugar.
- Add the pears and return to a simmer.
- Reduce the heat to low and add the lemon rind strip.
- Simmer for 25 minutes or until the pears are as tender as you like.
- Remove the pears with a slotted spoon and place them in a bowl.
- Cover and chill until ready to serve.
- Bring the pear liquid to a boil over high heat.
- Cook the liquid for about 20 minutes or until it turns into a syrup and is reduced to about 1 C.
- Strain the mixture through a sieve then cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.
- When ready to serve pour the syrup mixture over the pears.
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