Try this Pere Al Forno Con Sapa (Baked Pears with Sapa) recipe, or contribute your own.Suggest a better description
We had some people for dinner the other night and I cooked up a great dessert from The Splendid Table by Lynne Kaspar, which is a collection of recipes from Emiglia-Romana. (Published by Morrow, a few years ago.) You make a cooking syrup first, and then bake the pears. I decided to try the dessert because I wanted to try the syrup, which the cookbook called a sapa. Besides, chopping up the grapes and letting them sit for a few days made me think they might start to ferment. How romantic. Id be making a kind of pre-wine. 1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Butter the baking dish (or two dishes, if you have to) 2. Put the pears in a bowl and stir them around with the lemon juice. This keeps the pears from turning brown during cooking. 3. Place the pears and lemon juice in the baking dish, cut side down. Sprinkle the cinnamon and lemon zest over the pears. Place in the oven and bake until the pears are tender, about an hour. Every fifteen or twenty minutes pour one-third cup of the sapa over the pears. In all you want to use one cup of the sapa. 4. If the pan juices are too runny, pour them off and reduce them over high heat until they thicken. Pour back over the pears. Serve the pears warm or at room temperature, along with the rest of the sapa in the pitcher. Garnish with small bunches of red grapes, if you wish. By this time, the sapa had mellowed and the result was exceptional. Its a classic Italian dish--simple, elegant, wonderful, full of flavour. Long live Italian cooking. I used the rest of the sapa as a) a quick syrup to pour over ice cream one night and b) to cook yet more pears a few nights later. My husband wanted to try some of the sapa on his cereal in the morning, but wed used it all up by that time. But it doesnt sound like a very good idea. Anyone interested in Italian cooking should look into The Splendid Table. Although of course Marcella Hazens books are the starting point for all serious lovers of la cucina italiana. Posted to FOODWINE Digest 24 Jan 97 by "David L. Rados"
View line-by-line Nutrition Insights™: Discover which ingredients contribute the calories/sodium/etc.
|Serving Size: 1 Serving (3g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 0 (0%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 0g||0 %|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 0.3mg||0 %|
|Potassium 11.2mg||0 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 2.1g||1 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.4g||6 %|
|Sugars, other 0.7g|
|Protein 0.1g||0 %|
Powered by: USDA Nutrition Database
Disclaimer: Nutrition facts are derived from linked ingredients (shown at left in colored bullets) and may or may not be complete. Always consult a licensed nutritionist or doctor if you have a nutrition-related medical condition.
Calories per serving: 6
Get detailed nutrition information, including item-by-item nutrition insights, so you can see where the calories, carbs, fat, sodium and more come from.
There are no reviews yet. Be the first!
What would you serve with this? Link in another recipe.