Recipe courtesy of Michael Chiarello
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Winter Pears
Total:
25 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
15 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
25 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
15 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups superfine sugar
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • Pinch salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 red Bartlett pears
  • 3 Comice or Bosc pears
  • 1/4 pound almond or vanilla flavored Italian biscotti
  • 1/2 pound mascarpone cheese or caramel or cinnamon flavored gelato or ice cream

Directions

Combine sugar, vinegar, pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper in a bowl. Mix well to incorporate. Let stand for 15 minutes.

In the meantime cut the pears (skin on) into thin wedges with the seeds and stem removed. A good trick is to halve the fruit then use a melon-baller to scoop out the seeds then trim away the small bit of stem.

Place pears in a mixing bowl and carefully mix. When the balsamic-sugar mixture is ready, pour over the fruit and mix gently to coat evenly. Gently crush the biscotti into 6 serving bowls. Divide the pears into each dish then top with a dollop of the mascarpone cheese or a scoop of caramel or cinnamon flavored gelato or ice cream. Serve immediately.

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