These Tipsy Pears are delightfully rich, sweet, and a little boozy, making them the absolute perfect companion for a bowl of ice cream.
If you subscribe to a CIA, or produce delivery service, you probably receive a lot of pears. Pears are mildly flavored fruits. Their flavor is quite pleasant, but they often get lost at the bottom of the fruit bowl, and all ripen at once.
"What to do with all the pears?", I ask. "Cook them," a voice in the cooking part of my brain whispers. "Cook them with alcohol." Splendid idea.
Now I cross my fingers each time Misfits shows up at my door, hoping pears will appear in this week's delivery. When they do, I'm sure to make Tipsy Pears.They take this week's ice cream, oatmeal, pancakes, and waffles to another wildly more exciting, place.
How to Make Tipsy Pears
Firstly, the best part about Tipsy Pears is how delicious AND simple they are. Their stunning success relies largely on flavor. Light brown sugar caramelizes the bright fruity pears, which get their richness from a pad of butter and warmth from cinnamon and nutmeg.
All you have to do is cook down the pears, sugar, butter, and spices for a few minutes. Then add whisky and wine to make them truly boozy and even tastier.
Let the Pears Shine
When creating this recipe, I wanted to be sure I did not overshadow the pure deliciousness of a ripe pear. Pears are fruit, so they already have sugar. Therefore, I chose to use just 1 tablespoon of sugar for the recipe.
Additionally butter helps them become more rich and decadent, but a little butter goes a long way.
In fact, I can prove to you just how simple they are to make in this TikTok video!Print
- 3-4 pears, peeled and cut into slices or wedges. Any variety will do.
- 1Tb unsalted butter
- 1Tb Light brown sugar (use whatever sugar you have. I find light brown sugar adds a soft caramel flavor without overpowering the natural flavor of pears)
- 1 whole cinnamon stick, or ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼c white wine
- 1 oz whisky
- Place pears, butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and salt into a medium saucepan and heat over a medium flame.
- Once the contents in the pot start to sizzle, cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the wine and whisky and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. If liquid is still runny, cook for another 1-2 minutes, until most of the liquid has evaporated and the liquid that remains is syrupy.
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