|poached pears and raspberry sauce|
Poached Pears with Raspberry Sauce
2 perfect pears, peeled and cored cut into quarters
1 1/2 cups of water
1/2 cups of sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp of fresh grated ginger
1 pint of raspberries fresh or frozen
Add the water, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger to a saucepan...bring to a boil..add the pears and simmer for 10-15 minutes, until the pears are soft, but not falling apart...take the pears and cinnamon out of the syrup and add the berries....bring to a rapid boil for approx 10 minutes and then strain with a fine mesh strainer...add the berry syrup back to the pan, bring back to a boil and reduce by half again....you will be left with about 3/4 cup of pure sweet raspberry syrup...place the pears and the syrup into the fridge until time to serve...
the pears need to be not over ripe and not too green....I peeled mine with a potato peeler, I would usually use a knife, but I wanted nice clean, smooth pears....
I have said this before, buy this, it lasts forever and you will always have fresh ginger...
ready for the pears!
pears are poached and cooling
add the berries to the syrup and boil....then strain and return the syrup to the pan