Maple-Roasted Pears with Bourbon Cream Sauce

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 1 h
  • Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 ripe pears, halved and cored
  • 1/4 cup apple cider 60 mL
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup 45 mL
  • 4 tsp melted butter 20 mL
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice 15 mL
  • 1 cup 35% whipping cream 250 mL
  • 3/4 cup homogenized milk 175 mL
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar 75 mL
  • 4 egg yolks
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp bourbon 30 mL
  • 1 tsp vanilla 5 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C) to roast pears. In bowl, toss pears with apple cider, maple syrup, melted butter and lemon juice. Place in baking dish. Roast 25 to 30 min. until pears are tender and caramelized.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat cream, milk and sugar over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 min. or until small bubbles start to form around the sides of the pan. Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk egg yolks and salt. Gradually whisk half the hot cream mixture into yolks. Stir into mixture in saucepan. Cook on medium-low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon or spatula, 10 to 12 min., or until sauce thickens and coats the back of a spoon. Whisk in bourbon and vanilla.

  • Step 3

    Immediately strain sauce through a sieve into a bowl. Set bowl in an ice water bath. Stir occasionally until sauce is completely cool. Press plastic wrap onto surface of cream sauce to prevent “skin” from forming.

  • Step 4

    Divide pear halves evenly among 8 plates and drizzle with pan juices and cream sauce.

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Nutrition Facts

  • Per serving (1/8 of the recipe)
  • Calories 330
  • Protein 4 g
  • Total fat 16 g
  • Sat fat 9 g
  • Cholesterol 140 mg
  • Carbohydrates 43 g
  • Fibre 6 g
  • Sugar 32 g
  • Sodium 80 mg