This is a delicious way to make poached pears which are a delicious and light dessert. The poaching liquid can be reduced down when you are finished to make a strongly flavored sweet sauce or you can use caramel syrup, which is my preferred method. These are one my favorite desserts.
Found this one in a back issue of Southern Living then looked it up on Southern Living's website. It got the best of ratings and reviews. Hope it lives up to its standards. I would imagine this perfect for afternoon tea, brunch or shower.
Based on a Martha Stewart Recipe, but I altered it (because I think this tastes better! haha)
Bite size fresh strawberries filled with a sweet cream cheese mixture. I took these to a party and they were gone in minutes with tons of complements! :)
For an easy, old-fashioned dessert, serve these crunchy-topped, honey-coated pears with whipped cream. You may use plums or apples in place of the pears. Update 1/15/09: I made this recipe last night for the first time and found that in order for the pears to soften it is really important that they are all in one layer. I think that next time I make this rather than cutting them into slices I may just leave them cut in half and cored and then add a little more orange juice and cook them a little while longer as well. I think that this would probably be a prettier presentation anyways!