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Old 01-03-2008, 12:57 PM   #21
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:30 PM   #22
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pears any which way

Hi Corazon,

I`m new to this food chatline or mesage board so I hope I`m managing to do things right and post a message to you all the way from Scotland.

Well, the question is - what to do with pears.

I like the ROCHA pear and it`s the only one that I buy for eating raw.

But I love cooking with pears and would use them in the following ways:
1. Pear Sorbet;
2. Pear tarte tatin - just substitute peeled pears for the recipe of your choice;
3. Spiced pears in a red wine.cinnamon and clove syrup, cooled and served with Stilton cheese or Dolcelatte as a really different dessert - suits males and females alike;
4. Pear and frangipane tart;
5. Pear and ginger strudel.

Last month I made a pear and custard tart - flan ring lined with shortcrust pastry and baked blind or part baked (sorry, but I`m not sure what the American terminology is!); pears: peeled, halved and cored and layed on the flan base, custard (mix of milk, cream, sugar, eggs and egg yolk, flavoured with a shaving of nutmeg and pinch of cinnamon) poured on top. I then baked it until the custard was set. It was delicious both hot and cold.

How about pear quarters wrapped with parma ham/prosciotto, bayonne ham or serrano and then baked as a first course.

Most of the pears which we have in the UK at he moment are tasteless and wooden. How I envy you!

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Old 01-17-2008, 03:02 PM   #23
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Kadesma, a favorite desert when I was a kid was a pear, halved, peeled, and cored (because of many places we live, sometimes they were canned) with a scoop of cottage cheese holding the halves together and a piece of green onion stuck on top as the stem. We thought this particularly elegant, and Mom kept telling us it was a salad, not desert. At the time I hated cottage cheese, but loved this.
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Old 01-17-2008, 03:25 PM   #24
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Corazon, what did you wind up making with your pears?

Claire, thanks for bumping it up - as Allen was asking about chicken breasts stuffed with Brie. Another thought is stuff the chicken breasts with sliced pears & Brie.
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Kadesma, a favorite desert when I was a kid was a pear, halved, peeled, and cored (because of many places we live, sometimes they were canned) with a scoop of cottage cheese holding the halves together and a piece of green onion stuck on top as the stem. We thought this particularly elegant, and Mom kept telling us it was a salad, not desert. At the time I hated cottage cheese, but loved this.
Claire,
mom's have a way of getting us to eat things we think we don't like...Will have to try your mom's idea on my grandkids..
thanks.
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I'd forgotton about this and just now happened upon it..It's yummy..

Brie,pear pizza

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Old 01-17-2008, 04:27 PM   #27
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Poach them and serve them cold.

cut in half peel remove the seeds.

Put 1 teaspoon of sugar and enough red wine in a pan to come halfway up the pears.

Simmer and turn the pears so that they color evenly.

When they are cooked remove from the pan.

Turn up the heat and reduce to a syrup.

Put a dollop of sour cream where the seeds were and serve the syrup over.
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We had that in the 50's growing up, but I didn't know it had a name. It was always on a lettuce leaf too. I never eat cottage cheese but what I long for a pear with it. Mom's canned pears supply never made it past January, and then we had to start on the peaches.
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We had that in the 50's growing up, but I didn't know it had a name. It was always on a lettuce leaf too. I never eat cottage cheese but what I long for a pear with it. Mom's canned pears supply never made it past January, and then we had to start on the peaches.
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my folks loved any kind of fruit and cottage cheese..As a kid I hated it but ate what was put in front of me.. I did love the fruit though. My sis on the other hand fed hers to our Doxie...
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Hi Corazon,

I`m new to this food chatline or mesage board so I hope I`m managing to do things right and post a message to you all the way from Scotland.
Last month I made a pear and custard tart - flan ring lined with shortcrust pastry and baked blind or part baked (sorry, but I`m not sure what the American terminology is!); pears: peeled, halved and cored and layed on the flan base, custard (mix of milk, cream, sugar, eggs and egg yolk, flavoured with a shaving of nutmeg and pinch of cinnamon) poured on top. I then baked it until the custard was set. It was delicious both hot and cold.
Your pear tart sounds wonderful!!! I'm gonna have to get myself some more pears! (Where do you live in Scotland? My mom grew up in Montrose. Glad to have you join us)

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Corazon, what did you wind up making with your pears?
I ended up making some salads with candied walnuts and blue cheese (the grilled pears were awesome!)
I also made kadesma's pear tea cake. Another good one! Thanks kadesma.

The pears are long gone but I'd like to try some sort of pear puff pastry lemon cream type pastry.
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