Warm Pear Compote

This dessert is a crowd pleaser — and so easy! It is warm both because it is best served warm and because of the warm spices. This recipe makes a very large batch — but this is good as both a dessert or for breakfast so you want a big batch because it goes quick.

Warm Pear Compote

Ingredients:

8 pears cut into chunks
12 dates chopped small
3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 cup water
sliced almonds for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients except almonds in a large sauce pan and bring to a simmer.
  2. Simmer uncovered for about 10 to 15 minutes until pears are softened.
  3. Serve warm, sprinkled with sliced almonds.

If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice you can just use cinnamon. Sometimes I will also add some ginger. I use a knife to take the tops and tails off the pears, and then a melon baller to take out the core:

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I also use a melon baller to get the guts out of acorn squash, butternut squash and other winter squashes. It is sharper than a spoon and I think it does a better job scrapping all the stringy stuff out. It is perfect for pears. And it makes great melon balls! 😉

Here is the finished product:

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Make a batch of this today — you will love it!

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