Each season has its jewels when it comes to produce. Obviously the most popular one is summer with the abundance of fruits and vegetables! The farmers’ market stands are overloaded with produce. I’m not completely certain but I’m pretty sure that summer is the time of year when people buy the most produce…
Another season that brings a wide variety of fresh produce is autumn! The harvest from September to November brings a different kind of healthy produce. The wide variety of vegetables is anything from squash, beets, cabbage, rutabagas, Brussels sprouts to sweet potatoes – and let’s not forget its fruits with cranberries, passion fruit, apples, guava, pomegranates and pears just to name a few. It is just another beautiful rainbow of yumminess!
Now having said that, having people over is fun! You have your friends and family over for dinner and you really want to spoil them with a scrumptious meal and yummy side dish. Of course you served them a nice appetizer, picked the right wine to go along with your menu, played the perfect music in the background and even went an extra mile to get nice flowers to decorate your home… to make the ambiance cozy! Now here’s the final delicious touch… dessert! As I mentioned in the beginning of this video, baked goods are a lip-smacking choice, no doubt about it but sometimes it is better to opt for something different…
Pears are a delicious “late season” fruit, packed with vitamins, fiber, potassium and much more! I love pears as a mid-afternoon snack as well as a dessert. One of my favorite ways to prepare them is as Poached Pears topped with my homemade Salted Caramel Sauce . It takes no time to make… well as long as you’ve already made the caramel sauce ahead of time… and everyone… I mean everyone loves it!
Baked goods are yummy without a doubt but when these sexy shaped fruits are in season, why not serve them for dessert to your guests! There’s no other way to end a perfect dinner but with a flavorful dessert and this is a “classic” that shouldn’t be missed next time you’re entertaining!
P.S. As I was making this video, I had half a can of sweetened condensed milk from a previous recipe and I didn’t want it to go to waste so what I did was to mix an equal amount of condensed milk with my Salted Caramel Sauce and the results were fabulous! Now there’s another way to top your poached pears…
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