The Genius Way to Cook Fruit
We're used to seeing fall and winter fruits roasted, baked and simmered. Steaming, though, is an unexpected way to keep the fruit (in this case, pears) in tact while still softening and sweetening it. You cook pears in the steam created by boiling spiced apple cider; once they're tender, you reduce the cider and stir in honey for a sweet sauce.
Photo: Gentl & Hyers