Punchy Pears

So I bought a bunch of pears because they were expiring. And when I say a bunch I mean I bought 24 pears for two dollars. (Love those Daily Specials!) I threw most of them into my dehydrator to make chips, but I saved six for this awesome dessert.

The original recipe is from Jacques Pepin’s book Fast Food My Way, which is a great cookbook that I highly recommend. But because it’s me, I got even more lazy with the recipe; I didn’t quite follow instructions. At all.

I threw all my leftover wine, maybe 2 cups, into a medium saucepan and put it on medium heat, then I peeled and chunked 6 small pears, adding them to the wine. Then I remembered there was supposed to be 1/3 cup of honey in the wine, but since I hadn’t measured the wine, I just poured honey in until I felt like it was enough. (There was supposed to be grenadine in it also, but I don’t like that stuff so I didn’t go out to buy any just for this.) When the pears were tender, I pulled them out of the sauce, then reduced it for about 10 minutes and poured it back over on top of the pears.

I think I was supposed to let it cool, but I just scooped some ice cream and put a few chunks of pear and a spoonful of sauce on top. It was quite possibly the most fantastic ice cream soup I have ever created.

Seriously though, this is one I am going to make again. It’s a crowd pleaser, especially if you like wine, hot fruit, and some sweetness.

But you don’t have to take my word for it…

(You have to go make it now.)

Da-da-DAH!

(That is the best Reading Rainbow impression I can do online. It’s even worse in person. Sorry to subject you to that kind of thing.)

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Feminist, Vegetarian, Environmentalist, Nerd Trying to make a living without growing up or taking life too seriously; after all, it isn’t as if I’m going to get out of it alive.
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