Written By Cynthia Annett-Hynes Dessert / Recipes Oct 6, 2010 Sherry-Poached Pears SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestPoached and Roasted Pears4 ripe Bartlett pears 300 mL oloroso sherry 100 mL sugar zest of 1/2 orange 1.25 mL ground black pepper 50 mL raisins 30 mL honey juice of 1/2 lemon Maple-Roasted Walnuts200 mL walnuts 50 mL maple syrup Crispy Filo 15 mL honey 15 mL unsalted butter, melted 2 sheets filo dough Serves 4. Poached and Roasted Pears Peel and slice off the bottom half of each pear. Dice the bottom halves and set aside. Place pear tops in a medium sauce-pan with sherry, sugar, and orange zest and simmer until tender, about 1 hour. Allow to cool. Remove pear tops from the liquid and set aside. Heat 200 mL of the liquid on medium heat until reduced to a syrup, about 15 minutes.Preheat the oven to 180’C. In a small roasting pan, combine diced pears, black pepper, raisins, honey, and lemon juice. Roast this mixture in the oven, stirring periodically, until pears are tender but not mushy, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.Maple-Roasted Walnuts Preheat the oven to 180’C. Spread nuts on a baking sheet and lightly toast them in the oven for 10 minutes. Shake off and discard the skin from the nuts. Drizzle nuts with syrup and toss to coat. Return to the oven and, stirring every 5 minutes, bake until all the maple syrup has crystallized, about 20 minutes.Crispy Filo Preheat the oven to160’C and line a baking sheet with parchmet paper. Whisk together honey and butter and brush onto one sheet of filo dough. Place the other sheet on top and flatten with a rolling pin. Brush the top with the honey butter. Cut the dough into 2.5 mm strips and lay them out on the baking sheet. Bake about 10 minutes until golden brown.To serve Roughly chop walnuts and toss with roasted pear mixture. Divide the pear and walnut mixture among four ring moulds the same diameter as the pear tops, pressing gently down with the back of a spoon. Carefully remove rings. Place the poached pear on top and drizzle sherry reduction over the pear. sprinkle filo strips around the pear to look like a nest.Suggested wine: try a very good cream or Pedro Ximenez sherry.DessertRecipes SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Cynthia Annett-Hynes ... Read More You may also like Dessert / Recipes / Sponsored February 26, 2018 DIY Blueberry & Lemon Curd Shortcakes in a Jar Are you in need of some inspiration? Foods in a jar just seem to taste better, after all we do eat with our eyes first. A Do-It-Yourself Blueberry ... Read More Dessert / Recipes / Sponsored July 18, 2017 Summer’s Ice Cream wishes you a Happy National Ice Cream Month! This month, dessert lovers across Canada will be raising their bowls and waffle cones in delicious recognition of NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH, with ... Read More Dessert / Recipes June 26, 2017 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Lemon Meringue Pie Lip-smacking looks and punchy lemon flavour result in a seriously delicious gluten and dairy-free dessert. If you’re not up for making a ... Read More Dessert / Recipes February 28, 2016 Sunday Baking Project Recipe selection for you Sunday baking project: Broma Bakery’s White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Fresh Blueberries. These cookies are ... Read More Beverage / Dessert / Main course / Recipes December 4, 2015 A main course, dessert and a cider float using local apples Autumn has officially arrived and so has apple season! One of the most cultivated fruits; the apples bears a bountiful harvest. A diverse fruit in ... Read More Dessert / Main course / Recipes September 23, 2015 Sweet and Savoury Galettes: Free-Form Rustic Tarts If there’s one thing I love about the end of summer, it’s harvest-time. The trees are ripe with fruit and the gardens are bursting from ... Read More Comments are closed.