A simple and delicious dessert to make this fall season is Poached Pears. Serve it as is or with whipped cream, chocolate/caramel sauce, ice cream, or a sprinkling of nuts and honey. These are wonderful combinations. Make it a day ahead and store the pears in the refrigerator with the syrup until ready to serve.
While I was preparing the pears and prepping the ingredients to be added to the pot, the scent of cinnamon, vanilla, and citrus filled the kitchen. Fall was in the air. It intensified as the pears slowly simmered over the hot stove. For the rest of the day, my house had a lovely sweet scent as if I’ve been busy baking all day. I discovered this Poached Pears recipe in Baking With Julia cookbook and have been using it for many years.