I got a craving for something sweet and warm on a recent cold, rainy evening. Thus, the stewed apples and pears were born. Imagine, its drizzling rain and just beginning to move from dusk to darkness in the forty degree weather. It is chilling to the bone and I am attempting to warm myself up with some tea in a coffee shop by union square. As I go through piles of short narrative stories as a homework assignment, I stumble upon one particular story that contains a mouth-watering description of a childhood comfort food: stewed pears. The account described the sweet aromas of fruit sugars mixed with cinnamon wafting through rooms and then goes on to describe the warm, soft texture of the fruits, stewed in their own thick syrup. I had to get my hands on some of those pears! I stopped at a market on my way home from the coffee shop to gather the necessary ingredients. By the end of the night I was cozy in bed, savoring this warm winter dessert.
- Sliced Apples
- Sliced Pears