Per Nana ~
It feels like Fall here in Pennsylvania, the weather has been gorgeous,
makes you want to cook or bake something. This week's selection for
French Friday with Dorie was spiced-poached apples or pears.
The aroma of all those spices cooking on the stove makes me think
about the coming holidays. Tricia and I had a fun trip to Penzey's
Spices the other night and found (hopefully) all we needed for the
months ahead. For this recipe, I used Bosc pears rather than apples.
Possibly I used a bit too much star anise, the flavors were extremely
strong. I could not decide if two pieces meant 2 whole stars or 2 points
of the star. More is better, right ? So in went two stars. The syrup turned
out well, a bit sweet, but we topped it with a dab of sour cream.
All in all, it was a pleasant dessert, and I will be making it again.
This was a simple and wonderful recipe. I decided to "donate"
a jar of my particularly good Savannah Bee Company honey
to the cause so I imagine that helped the results as well.
I hadn't made spiced-poached fruit before, but will definitely do it again.
The aroma in the house was amazing and the recipe was simple and quick.
Luckily I still had some of that Nelson's vanilla ice cream
left from the peach melba, (fairly miraculous....) so hubby and I
enjoyed yet another glorious dessert. Thank you Dorie !