This is the perfect Thanksgiving dessert. It’s light and festively flavorful. Plus, you can prepare the pears and cream a day in advance and plate for your guests in no time!! I used the Vanilla Mascarpone Cream from the Harvest Filo Cupslast week – – Why mess with a good thing?? Best of all, my kids love these pears and they’re so much better than the pre-packaged fruit cups as you can control the sugar! Happy Thanksgiving!
In a large saute pan, thoroughly combine water, honey and sugar over medium-low heat. Bring to a low, slow boil.
Add pears and cinnamon stick. Continue to slowly boil, poaching the pears to desired tenderness, roughly 20-30 minutes. Remove from heat.
In a medium bowl, combine all of the cream ingredients and whisk to desired consistency. Use a stand mixer, if possible, and let it do all of the work. If you don't have a stand mixer, use an electric hand mixer.
Plate pears and top with cream. Add cinnamon stick to garnish, if so desired. Serve immediately.
Note: You may also make the pears and cream the day before and quickly warm the pears prior to serving.