This dessert only looks complicated. It’s easy to make and always a crowd pleaser.
Total Time: 45 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 35 min.
Yield: 12 servings
2 cups red wine
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
6 firm Bartlett pears, peeled, cored, cut in half
12 Tbsp. mascarpone cheese
1. Bring wine, maple syrup, lemon juice, and cinnamon to a boil in large saucepan over medium-high heat.
2. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add pears; gently boil, uncovered, for 10 to 12 minutes. Turn pears and continue cooking for an additional 8 to 10 minutes, or until pears are fork tender.
3. Remove pears from liquid; gently boil for 5 to 10 minutes, or until reduced in half.
4. Serve ½ pear with 1 Tbsp. cheese topped with wine sauce.
Nutritional Information (per serving):