French Fridays with Dorie, Monday Edition – Spice-Poached Pears

by Jessica on September 17, 2012

Spice-Poached Pears |

I’ve been in a funk lately. And you may have noticed that the blog’s been updated only once in the past week. But, to explain the problem would take a miracle. See, I’ve been super busy and as a result, have plenty of exciting things to talk about – wedding showers, bridal portraits, pretty presents and a special trip to Idaho planned for the end of the month (more on that one soon!). But, for the life of me, I can’t stand up and shout it to the world.

Yesterday’s weather was so absolutely beautiful, though, that I just had to get into the kitchen. Baking has the serenest way of calming me down and I truly miss it when I don’t have the time. With that said, I got to work on two different recipes… both with several timely steps involved. The first is last week’s FFwD, Spice-Poached Pears. The second? Come back tomorrow for that one! 🙂

Spice-Poached Pears |

Warm, tangy and a hint of Fall spices, this fruit dish has it all. It evokes open windows, cozy throws and brightly-lit candles. Super simple to prepare and a lovely treat filled with sweet oranges, tart lemons, spicy cinnamon and star anise. Whether you’re serving it to guests or enjoying on your own, it’s perfectly wonderful.

#105 – Spice-Poached Pears (pg. 396)
Source: Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan

Spice-Poached Pears |


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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Teresa September 17, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I’m looking forward to trying this with pears, once the ones at my parents’ place are completely ripe.


2 yummychunklet September 17, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I’m glad you had a chance to make this. Feel better!


3 Kathy September 17, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Funny, baking is always a calming factor for me, too!
We really enjoyed these pears…glad they were a hit for you! Your life sounds perfect…Jessica….Just the way it should be for someone anticipating a wedding!


4 Cher September 17, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Sometimes, where there is so much good going on, it’s hard ot channel it all into words.
Those pears look perfect!


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