In her search for the perfect pear recipe, Diana Mieczan just might have succeeded.
By Diana Mieczan
The crisp-cold weather is definitely here and for some reason I crave warm and filling desserts. So on my recent trip to the farmers’ market I picked up a few ravishing pears that smelled oh-so delightful. In search for the perfect pear recipe, I discovered two that I loved. So what a girl to do?
I combined them into one and voilà! Here is my take on roasted pears with two of my loves: the delicious maple syrup and scrumptious vanilla. Doesn’t that sound like a perfect pairing?
The key to this being an awesome autumn treat is that the sweetness of maple syrup shouldn’t overwhelm the natural sourness of pears and the combination of the two should allow the vanilla to shine through as well.
The whole thing turned out better than I anticipated and honestly saying, it felt a bit fancy which made me think, that it could make a wonderful dinner party treat.
I also read that roasted pears go great with proscuitto de Parma or serrano ham; as an accompaniment for Thanksgiving turkey instead of cranberry sauce or even as a side dish to roasted chicken, pork or ham. Can’t wait to experiment more. I’ll keep you posted, but for now, enjoy!
(Big thanks to Deb – Smitten Kitchen and Natalie – The SoHo for the inspiration)Print
Diana Mieczan is a magazine writer and blogger who is totally smitten with food. She believes in an unfussy and simple dining experience that brings people together. Her idea of a perfect evening is a glass of French wine, avocado toast and jazz. Between cooking with her husband and writing she also runs the successful lifestyle blog exPress-o.