This was an off the cuff happening, one where ingredients in the kitchen are used up in our cook with what you have, philosophy. And while it does come up fast upon the Bananas in Orange Caramel Sauce, it is just different enough to be another fresh dessert offering, where you are serving mostly fruit for dessert. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
|An orange, pecans and nutmeg, the beginning of a delicious sauce.|
Fair warning, the pears are slippery to work with in comparison to the neat banana slices. This works best with smaller pears (one per person) but if you are lucky enough to have large pears at the peak of ripeness, simply cut the pieces a bit smaller for easier handling.
|Pears and Pecans in Orange Caramel Sauce.|
Pears and Pecans in Orange Caramel Sauce
by the seat of my pants
2 small pears
1/4 c pecan halves
1 T butter
2 T brown sugar
fresh nutmeg for grating
vanilla ice cream
Juice the orange and set aside. Melt the butter in a flat bottom skillet, stir in the brown sugar and orange juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, grate nutmeg over the top of the mixture until you have approximately 1/8 teaspoon.
Quarter and core the pears, add to the skillet cut side down. "Poach" for 1 minute, remove from skillet and place on serving plates.
|Orange Caramel Sauce with Pecans to serve over fresh Pears.|
Return burner to high heat and boil the syrup to begin concentrating, when the mixture begins to look syrupy, add pecans and cook for 30 seconds longer.
Add a dollop of yogurt to each plate, spoon the caramel evenly over the pears and yogurt. Serve immediately.
|A healthy dessert does not have to be boring!|
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