Pear-Reisling Compote) posted in: Food and Beverage
If you’re hosting guests this holiday season, here’s a great recipe to sweeten up your hors d’oeuvres display. This simple recipe for pear compote is delicious and makes a nice, unexpected pairing with a simple assortment of cheeses. A good cheese presentation is a low maintenance appetizer that is always a crowd pleaser. This compote is easy to make, and will be a wonderful addition to your presentation. Serve it with a fresh baguette or assortment of crostini.
Check out our video here: Tanja Lynn shares a great pear-reisling compote recipe
3-4 medium pears, peeled and cut into small chunks
3 T Reisling (I often substitute in Cupcake’s Angel Food wine)
2 t sugar
1 cinnamon stick
Dash of freshly grated nutmeg
- Combine diced pear, wine, sugar and cinnamon stick in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat and continue to simmer, stirring occasionally – until most of the liquid has evaporated and the pears are tender – about 10-12 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in nutmeg (or you can sprinkle it over the top as more of a garnish if preferred).
Yields: 1 1/2 – 2 cups
This recipe can be made in advance, simply cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.