Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Sunrise Fig Balsamic Pears ♡ For Vicki

They got their name because I was preparing them as the sun attempted to rise, this morning. Unfortunately, large bands of clouds kept the orange to a minimum, though it is now a brilliant day. They're for Vickster, who turned me on to Fig Balsamic, a rather pricey addition to our pantry. That said, it's worth the expenditure 'cause it packs a lot of punch in just a little bit.
When the fruit looks all bruised and battered, it's ready, my Friends. This time, I peeled, halved and cored them, then filled the little wells with Polaner's strawberry. A sprinkling of cinnamon and an even lighter sprinkling of the vinegar deemed them oven-ready. Cut a thin slice from the rounded side, if need be… they'll sit flat. Be sure to eat the slivers, a chef's reward!
I popped them under the preheated broiler (set at 475 degrees) and left the oven door ajar… about 7 minutes later, they'd almost burned to a crisp. But after a great save, they turned out delicious. You might want to watch yours a tad more carefully :-)! Good for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert or a snack...

Buon Appetito.