This is the perfect winter compote dessert. Sophisticated and simple, it’s a light ending to a large meal.
- Bosc or Bartlett pears - 6, peeled
- sugar - 1/4 cup
- water - 1 cup
- amaretto liquor - 2 tbsp (such as Disaronno)
- chocolate sauce - your favorite recipe or Baker's Choice, for garnish
Slice the pears into thin wedges and core. In a shallow, wide pot, place pears, sugar, and water. Cover and cook over low heat for about 15 minutes, or just until pears are beginning to soften. Remove from heat. Add liquor and mix. Transfer to a storage container and refrigerate for 3 hours or up to 3 days. Serve with chocolate sauce.