I made the Pear Cake posted below - Now the Question!
I made the delicious sounding Pear Cake for my department (work) staff pot luck holiday luncheon, which is today.
I peeled too many pears and ended up making pear sauce (like apple sauce)- would that be called compote? I thought about serving that on the side.
Now, my question is: Should I serve it warm, cold or at room temp?
I was thinking about going hog wild and serving it warm with vanilla ice cream and warm caramel sauce.
If I do serve it warm, how long should it be reheated?
In the oven? At what temp?
Thanks so much in advance!
I am now craving the pear sauce served warm over ice cream...yum! I would just do it in the microwave for a minute at a time until it was nice and hot so it would melt the ice cream a little...that's a good contrast...and serve a crunchy cookie with it for texture contrast. Another thing you could do is mix it with an equal part of creme anglaise and add a bit of cardamon and serve it over warm bread pudding. Or warm it slightly and top it with a bit of granola for a super fast and nicely elegant dessert. I would serve that in a pretty glass - looks like you worked at it but it's dead easy.