Poached Pears

Poached Pears
Poached Pears
With a little fernet, vanilla, and crystalized ginger, pears are the centerpiece of this simple Passover dessert. Get the recipe for Poached Pears »Matt Taylor-Gross

With a little fernet, vanilla, and crystalized ginger, pears are the centerpiece of this simple Passover dessert. This recipe comes from Eli and Max Sussman's Classic Recipes for Modern People (Olive Press, 2015).

Poached Pears
With a fernet, vanilla, and crystalized ginger, pears are the centerpiece of this simple Passover dessert.
Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fernet
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 2 ripe pears, preferably Bosc or Comice, peeled
  • 1 oz. crystallized ginger, minced

Instructions

  1. Combine fernet, cinnamon, star anise, vanilla bean, and 1 cup water in a 2-qt. saucepan over high; boil. Reduce heat and add pears; simmer, 15 minutes, or until tender. Using a slotted spoon, transfer pears to bowls. Reduce poaching liquid until thick, 20 minutes. Discard spices and drizzle over pears; top with ginger.