Catering by Linda

Bringing in the New Year with Poached Pears

Happy New Year!  Our family brought in the new year with great friends and a fabulous dessert that won raves!  (Look for it on my catering menu!)  For the little work that they took, these pears produced a huge “wow factor.”  The pears were brilliant red and had white mascarpone filling peeking through below the top/stem.  They were yummy, comforting, and fancy all at the same time, and I loved how I could make them in advance.  Do-ahead recipes allow hosts to spend more time with family and friends and less time in the kitchen.  This recipe fits the bill, as the pears are best when they are poached a day ahead and left to absorb the sauce overnight.  The day of the party, you can core the pears, pipe in the filling, and plate for service later.  No fuss, no muss, and lots of guests saying, “Wow!  Mmmm!  Can I have the recipe?”  Well, thanks for asking, and yes, you can: Poached Pears.

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