I have tasted pear just once before my marriage ... But that din't taste sweet and it was too hard and chunky... So after marriage when ever I see Pear in fair price I always stay away.. But once,when my mom came her to Singapore, her friends in Singapore made a visit to our house..
Tried,and it tasted so yummy. And I'm sure that you will love the aroma while cooking them.. So here is the recipe for u to try...this goes well as a dip or you can use as a spread in your toast..
Pear - 1(chopped finely)
Vegetable oil - 1 tbs
Brown sugar - 2 tbs(extra fine)
Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
Ground powder - 1/3 tsp
Clove - 4
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon stick - 1.5 cm
Green Cardamon pods - 2
Roast the spices in a heavy-based frying pan over a medium heat for a couple of minutes and keep stirring constantly.Remove from heat and grind to fine powder. And sieve to get fine powder.
Heat oil in a pan add the chopped pear and 1/3rd of ground powder, and saute well for 5 mins. Pour in enough water just to cover the pear,bring to boil,then reduce the heat.And simmer until the pear are tender and the liquid has almost evaporated.
Stir in sugar and simmer for 4 mins. Add finally add the lemon juice and cook for another 3 mins or until the moisture has evaporated. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
The actual recipe used white wine vinegar,but i have never used it so replaced it with lemon juice.So you can use white wine vinegar also.
Don't throw off the coarse powder, you can use to replace garam masala in your dishes.
Just add little water, cover and cook the pear.