Saucy Spiced Pears
These tangy pears are delicious over angel food or pound cake, or with yogurt.
½ cup of orange juice
2 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
2 tsp. Lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. ground ginger
¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. pink salt
1/8 tsp. ground allspice
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
3 large Bosc pears (about 1-3/4 pounds) cored, peeled and sliced
Thinly sliced fresh mint leaves (optional)
In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillets, combine the first nine ingredients and, if desired, cayenne.
Cook over medium-high heat until butter is melted, 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add pears; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, uncovered until sauce is slightly thickened and pears are tender-crisp, 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly. Top with mint.
Thanks to: www.tasteofhome.com.