Last week was the final week of the fruit share for the season from my CSA. Bless them… for a good portion of the fruit share I received apples and pears. So much so – that I just could not eat them fast enough. I decided that the best use for the pears was a spiced pear parfait.
I spiced up the pears with a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom- scented them with vanilla and added some golden raisins to it. The combination of golden raisins and cardamom are classic combinations along the Silk Road- adding just a bit of bite to the sweet moist plump raisins.