The Buttery Spiced Poached Pears were a hit with my friends and family this week. The recipe was extremely easy to make and was a new flavor for everyone that ate it. It reminds me of apple pie, but even better and without all the pie crust. I choose to make it out of the new Mad Hungry Family cookbook from Lucinda Scala Quinn. Learn more about her from the interview on Sunday Supper Movement website.
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Here is the yummy recipe!!!
- 1 cup apple cider
- 2 tablespoons dry vermouth or dry white wine
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 star anise pods or cinnamon sticks
- 1⁄4 teaspoon coarse salt
- 3 Anjou or Bartlett pears, peeled, cored, and sliced into 6 slices each
- 1⁄2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Crisp cookies, for serving (optional)
- Combine the apple cider, vermouth, butter, star anise, and salt in a large skillet with a tight-fitting lid. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
- Add the pears, reduce the heat, and simmer, covered, until the pears are tender when pierced with the tip of a knife, 8 to 10 minutes.
- Whisk together the yogurt and honey.
- Divide the pears and poaching liquid among four bowls and serve topped with a dollop of honey-yogurt and the cookies, if desired.
A big thank you to Workman Publishing for sponsoring the giveaway and Weekday Supper! The participating bloggers were sent complimentary copies of Mad Hungry Family – 120 Essential Recipes to Feed the Whole Crew and will be compensated through Sunday Supper, LLC. As always, opinions are my own. Links to the book are affiliate links.
For two weeks, 10 Sunday Supper tastemakers will be sharing Mad Hungry Family recipes for Weekday Supper. Here’s the line up:
Monday – Straight-Talk Turkey from Family Foodie
Tuesday – HamJam Cheddar Puffs from Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
Wednesday – Chocolate Hazelnut Orange Potstickers from Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Thursday – Squash Gnocchi from Dizzy Busy and Hungry
Friday – Thanksgiving Leftover Pie from Meal Planning Magic
Monday – Fig and Pancetta Stuffing from My Life Cookbook
Tuesday – Yorkshire Pudding from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventure
Wednesday – Buttery Spiced Poached Pears from April GoLightly
Thursday – Upside-down Apple Tart from Alida’s Kitchen
Friday – Princely Potatoes from Crazed Mom
And we’ll be giving away 10 copies to our readers as part of a social media campaign sponsored by Workman Publishers. Links to Mad Hungry Family are affiliate links.
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