Dessert don't need to be sugar laden or stuffed with chocolate to be amazing. Case in point- these spice simmered pears served with a spoon of creamy mascarpone are elegant. Stunning. And surprisingly delicious. This is coming from an anti fruit-as-dessert person.
The most difficult part is peeling the pears. If you can manage that, you can manage this dessert.
Finish your meal with bang with these Fat and Happy Wine Port Pears. You can thank me later.
Fat and Happy Food Blog Tips and Techniques: This spiced pears can be made the day before and served at room temperature. But I highly suggest reducing the syrup to a thick glaze before serving. Beside the mind blowing taste, it adds to the allure of the presentation.
1/3 cup sugar
Juice of 1 orange
1 sprig fresh thyme
2 Tbls cream
1/2 cup powder sugar
While the pears are simmering, mix together the mascarpone, cream, powder sugar and ground cardamom. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.