I’m sharing the recipe for these maple poached pears over on Baked today, as part of our special Holiday Brunch week! We’ve been sharing brunch ideas for your holiday gatherings all week, so be sure to pop over there to check them out.
Poached pears have always been a little intimidating to me (and perhaps to you too?), but they’re so much more simple to make than they might seem. They’re the perfect dish for a gathering with friends or family because they look fancy and will impress your guests, but you won’t need to spend hours in the kitchen.
The pears can be cooked ahead of time and kept in the fridge until you’re ready to serve, and the black sesame and pistachio granola can be made days in advance too. The day of your gathering, simply serve these over a spoonful of yogurt. Keep a jar of maple syrup on the table and let your guests help themselves.
This recipe is adapted from Alternative Vegan, the new cookbook by blogger Marie Reginato. Marie was kind enough to send me a copy of her book and I look forward to cooking more from it in the coming weeks. The book is filled with approachable plant-forward recipes that celebrate good food, without labels or restrictions. The recipes are not just vegan: eggs and even seafood options are offered to, so there’s plenty of inspiration for everyone.
Now head over here for the recipe!