I was having coffee with friends last week when I met someone who said “I have so many pears. Can you share a recipe that uses pears?” I told her I would so here it is!
It’s a pretty simple recipe and is from my “ Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” cookbook, one of my favorites. It can be used as a fruit for breakfast or for dessert.
6-8 pears, peeled, cored and cut into quarters
1 cup maple syrup (the real thing is the best)
1/2 cup orange juice
Juice from half a small lemon
Rind from half of an orange, cut into julienne strips, with all white removed.
Fresh mint, chopped, optional
Combine all ingredients, except the mint, in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until pears are tender.
Cool slightly. Pour into a glass serving bowl or individual dishes. Garnish with mint. Can garnish with a dollop of whipped topping .
I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.