I like my McDonald's hot fudge sundae just as much as the next girl, but there's a different level of sophistication in a fruit that's been soaked in a red wine reduction. Though it may not feel like winter in L.A., I still crave rich, velvety desserts that require methodical stirring over a stove. I made merlot-poached pears with cinnamon and lemon last night and the spicy smells that infiltrated the apartment were intoxicating. Even better than the slight buzz I got from eating the fruit was the vanilla bean ice cream that was the perfect complement to all of the intense flavors.
Lemon Meringue Pie
I have an insatiable craving for dessert when the weather turns brisk and it's certainly no coincidence that my last two food posts have revolved around my favorite meal (here and here). This past weekend I convinced my mom to bake a pie with me so that she could pass along ...read more