editor’s note: We’re so excited to have our friend and frequent collaborator, Ashleigh Amoroso, sharing one of her favorite holiday recipes on the blog today. Ashleigh is an editorial photographer based in Austin who shoots lots of the food you’ve seen here on the site, and whose own Instagram account we’re completely addicted to thanks to her sophisticated and moody food styling. Today she’s sharing her recipe for chai spiced poached pears with mascarpone: the perfect indulgence for cooler weather.
from ashleigh: Full disclosure; I’m a food stylist, not a chef. It’s my job to make food look beautiful but by no means would I consider myself a superstar in the kitchen. Anything that is effortless and elegant is right up my alley – and these chai spiced poached pears are just that. Most of the recipe is hands off, and it’s nearly impossible to fail and guaranteed to impress your guests. Scroll down for the recipe, and bon appetit!