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Poached Pears with Mascarpone Cream

Poached Pears with Mascarpone Cream

This elegant and easy poached pears dessert looks so much more complicated than it actually is! The key to success with this recipe is to choose a naturally firm pear varietal, such as the red Anjou used here. You also want to use pears that are not quite ripe for this dish. Softer pear varieties and/or overly ripe specimens have a tendency to turn to mush while cooking, so it pays to choose carefully while shopping.

Ingredients for this Recipe :

Poached Pears Ingredients:
  • 3 cup Riesling or another sweet white wine
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tsp whole cloves
  • 3 whole star anise
  • 6 firm pears, peeled
  • dash ground cinnamon, for garnish
Honey Mascarpone Cream Ingredients:
  • 8 oz. mascarpone cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 3 tbsp half & half
  • 3 tbsp runny honey
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp organic orange zest

How to Make Poached Pears with Cream :

Step One:

Combine white wine, honey, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and star anise in a large skillet with high sides. Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the honey is melted and the spices become fragrant approximately 5 minutes.

Step Two:

In the meantime, halve the pears and carefully remove the seeds with the tip of a potato peeler or small spoon.

Step Three:

Carefully add the pears to the simmering poaching liquid. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the pears are tender. Do not overcook.

Step Four:

While the pears are poaching, place the softened mascarpone cheese and half & half in the bowl of a stand mixer and whip until light and airy. (If you don’t have a stand mixer, use a hand-held mixer to blend).

Step Five:

Add the honey, vanilla extract, and orange zest and whip until combined. Place in the fridge to chill before serving.

Step Six:

Remove pears from heat and cool slightly. Serve immediately with a spoonful of the honey mascarpone cream and a dash of cinnamon. Top with a drizzle of the poaching liquid, if desired. Enjoy!

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Poached Pears with Mascarpone Cream

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Dessert American
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes Total Time: 35-40 minutes

Easy poached pears recipe, topped with honey and mascarpone cream, ready in around 35 minutes, Enjoy this delicious seasonal dessert with pears,

Ingredients

  • Poached Pears Ingredients:
  • 3 cup Riesling or another sweet white wine
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tsp whole cloves
  • 3 whole star anise
  • 6 firm pears, peeled
  • dash ground cinnamon, for garnish
  • Honey Mascarpone Cream Ingredients:
  • 8 oz. mascarpone cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 3 tbsp half & half
  • 3 tbsp runny honey
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp organic orange zest

Instructions

1

Combine white wine, honey, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and star anise in a large skillet with high sides. Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the honey is melted and the spices become fragrant, approximately 5 minutes.

2

In the meantime, halve the pears and carefully remove the seeds with the tip of a potato peeler or small spoon.

3

Carefully add the pears to the simmering poaching liquid. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the pears are tender. Do not overcook.

4

While the pears are poaching, place the softened mascarpone cheese and half & half in the bowl of a stand mixer and whip until light and airy. (If you don’t have a stand mixer, use a hand-held mixer to blend).

5

Add the honey, vanilla extract, and orange zest and whip until combined. Place in the fridge to chill before serving.

6

Remove pears from heat and cool slightly. Serve immediately with a spoonful of the honey mascarpone cream and a dash of cinnamon. Top with a drizzle of the poaching liquid, if desired. Enjoy!

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