While I love a decadent desserts sometimes I just want something light and fruity. Poached pears are that perfect sweet treat. You can simply serve them with a few toasted almonds or, if you want more decadence you can add a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
4 firm Pears (I like to use D’Anjou)
2 1/2 cups of Amaretto
1/4 cup brown sugar (I like Domino)
makes 8 servings
Peel, core and cut pears into quarters. In a large sauce pan or pot bring Amaretto to a boil. Stir in brown sugar. Add pears and simmer for 15-20minutes, until tender but still firm. Remove pears. Cook liquid for 15 more minutes.
Serve pears and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of sauce.
You can make poached pears ahead of time a reheat.