Oh I love pears as dessert!!
Yesterday, I tested one of the recipes I want to do for Christmas. Easy to make, this cozy dessert has plenty of “wow” factor and it looks like a beehive.
This is an elegant dessert and is fancy enough for a dinner party and also can be made ahead.
- 4 small pears
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup honey
- 50 ml cognac (optional)
- 1 small lemon, halved
- 3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 6 to 8 whole cloves
- 1 vanilla bean
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 1 egg
Peel pears and core pears from bottom, leaving stems intact.
In a large saucepan, combine the water, sugar, honey, lemon halves, cinnamon, nutmeg, cognac and cloves. Split vanilla bean and scrape seeds; add bean and seeds to sugar mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; place pears on their sides in saucepan and poach, uncovered…
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