Some of my favourite dishes have been happy accidents...the serendipity of finding odds and ends that need using up...putting them together and hey presto making something yummy.
A case in point is my pears poached in Pink Lady perry. A kind friend of A's sent a bottle of Pink Lady Sparkling Perry pear wine for me at the weekend...I had a glass and didn't want the rest to go to waste. I also had three very ripe pears in the fruit basket...the two were made for each other.
I simply covered the pears with the wine added a little honey, Muscovado sugar a crushed cardomom pod and a little cinnamon powder and poached the pears until they were tender. Then thickened the sauce with a little arrowroot powder.
I then made a simple custard using this recipe and half quantities but omitted the butter. This made a lovely light desert.