Combine 2 quartered Bosc pears and 3 sliced parsnips in a skillet with 1/2 cup each white wine and chicken broth, 2 tablespoons butter, the juice of 1 lemon, a few slices ginger, 1 bay leaf and a pinch each of sugar and red pepper flakes. Partially cover and boil until the liquid evaporates and the pears brown, about 20 minutes. Stir in a splash of water.
Photograph by Antonis Achilleos
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Magazine