Maple Dessert Recipes

Maple Spiced Pears

6 Ripe pears, peeled with stalks in place
6 Cloves, 8 Cracked cardamom seeds
2 Cinnamon sticks, 1 tbs. Caster sugar
6 tbs. Pure Maple Syrup
1/2 pt Medium/sweet white wine
Preheat oven to 400F. Stick a clove in each pear and lay on their sides with cinnamon sticks in an oven proof dish. Scatter cardamom seeds on top of pears. Gently heat white wine, Pure Maple Syrup and sugar until dissolved and pour over pears, ensuring they are half covered. Cover pears with foil and poach for approximately one hour or until tender, basting occasionally. Remove cloves, cardamom seeds and cinnamon before serving. Yield: 6 Servings