This recipe is a result of having all of the ingredients in my kitchen, and my endless sweet tooth. Pears hold up really well to being cooked so I thought they would be great with traditional baking spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves) and some pecans for crunch. I also had a bit of ice cream left in my freezer so I used the pears and pecans as a topping.
1 bosc pear, peel, cored, and cut into slices
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
A pinch of cloves
1/4 cup pecans
1 scoop French vanilla ice cream
To make, add the butter to a saute pan over medium low heat. When melted, add the pecans and mix to combine. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves and mix to combine.
Add the pear slices, mix, and cook for 10 minutes or until softened but still holding its shape.
Add ice cream to a bowl. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the pears and pecans on top of the ice cream. Serve immediately.
If you want, you can allow the pears and pecans to cool a bit. I like slightly melted ice cream so I wanted to top it immediately. Also it smelled so good I couldn’t wait another minute!
The spices soaked into the pear pieces, so yummy!
The cooked pears are soft enough to break apart with just a spoon, but still keep some of their firmness to add texture. The crunch of the pecans is so nice with it too.