Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3/4 cups superfine sugar

  2. 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar Pinch salt Freshly ground black pepper

  3. 3 red Bartlett pears

  4. 3 Comice or Bosc pears

  5. 1/4 pound almond or vanilla flavored Italian biscotti

  6. 1/2 pound mascarpone cheese or caramel or cinnamon flavored gelato or ice cream

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Combine sugar, vinegar, pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper in a bowl. Mix well to incorporate. Let stand for 15 minutes. In the meantime cut the pears ( skin on) into thin wedges with the seeds and stem removed. A good trick is to halve the fruit then use a melon -baller to scoop out the seeds then trim away the small bit of stem. Place pears in a mixing bowl and carefully mix. When the balsamic-sugar mixture is ready, pour over the fruit and mix gently to coat evenly. Gently crush the biscotti into 6 serving bowls. Divide the pears into each dish then top with a dollop of the mascarpone cheese or a scoop of caramel or cinnamon flavored gelato or ice cream. Serve immediately.


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