Posted by the Mom (aka Kelly Biedny)
When I was browsing on Facebook, one of the awesome crafters I follow had posted a fairy craft. It was Tinkerbell made from a clothes pin from one of our favorite crafters RedTedArt. I was super cute and got me wanting to imagine some Fairy recipes…what do fairies like to eat? Well, I did some research online and apparently, fairies are in to natural foods and enjoy things on the sweeter side. Honey, berries, pixie pears and mallow fruit. I’m not real sure what mallow fruit is, but I do know what pears, honey and berries are, so I thought Poached Pears would be perfect.
Soph is not a fan of honey, so when we did our recipe testing, we stuck to sugar. You could substitute honey for the sugar if you want to be more fairy-ish. As far as the age of kids to help make this, younger kids can help pouring ingredients in, and older kids can help with peeling and stirring over the heat. Kids of all ages will enjoy the eating part though!
We hope you enjoy our fairy inspired recipe 😀
Happy Fairy Cooking Everyone!
Fairyâ??s Delight: Cranberry Poached Pears
- 3 Pears
- 1 ¾ cups Cranberry Juice
- ¼ cup orange juice
- ¼ Cup Sugar
- 1 stick Cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground Nutmeg
- 1 tsp Orange Zest
- Older kids can help peel and core pears. Once you've peeled the pear, cut each one in half lengthwise, scoop out the core with a spoon or melon baller; set aside.
- Younger kids can help combine juices, brown sugar, nutmeg, zest and cinnamon in a large non-aluminum saucepan. Then, bring the mixture to a boil.
- Once the mixture is boiling, older kids can place pears, cut sides up, in a single layer in pan
- Then cover them, reduce heat, and simmer until pears are tender. This will be less time for softer pears, and more for firmer pears.
- When the pears are tender, remove them from heat and let them stand, covered, for 20 minutes.
- Once they are cooled, older kids can remove the pears with a slotted spoon, and place in a shallow dish. Cover and chill.
- While the pears are chilling, bring the juice mixture to a boil; cook 5 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup.
- Next, strain the reduced juice mixture through a sieve into a small bowl; cover and chill.
- When it's time to serve, warm the pears in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Place the pear in a serving bowl and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle with cranberry liquid.
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