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Spiced Pears in Butterscotch Sauce

Tasty Eats

Poached pears is my go-to recipe, when I’m looking for a quick, tasty and light dessert (click HERE for the recipe). Pears have an incredible way of absorbing flavors while cooking, yet keep their shape, and can be easily served on their own, or with few additions, creating an effortless and elegant dessert.
In the following recipe, I was looking for a thicker sauce, and decided on butterscotch sauce – a combination of butter of brown sugar. To get the nutty flavor of brown butter added into the sauce, and to deepen the flavors and color, I started by frying the pears in the butter. I then added brown sugar, hard pear cider, cinnamon stick, vanilla and fresh ginger, and poached the pears in it, until they softened. The last step was to reduce the syrup into a thick caramel-buttery-spiced sauce. Served on their own, or with a scoop of…

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