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Old 01-19-2008, 12:59 PM   #31
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Pears and custard

Well, this fall at a gathering of women at a pioneer house, we were served a lovely dessert something like that only with cored apples. It would be even more elegant with pears. I'll try that. We have baked custard in the fridge nearly all the time . I think I'll just put a pear half in the custard dish and pour custard around it. I'll probably eliminate any crusts as we don't need the extra calories

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Old 01-19-2008, 07:04 PM   #32
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Hi Corazon,
Thanks for your comments. It really did taste good. If you want to try something similar then have a look at the "Tarte Normande aux Pommes" or custard apple tart given in the book: Mastering the Art of French Cookery by Simone Beck, Louisette Bertholle and Julia Child. I can honestly say that I made the tart first and then, during some late night reading came across the recipe. Having said that I have had the book for almost 30 years and looked at it many times and thus have no doubt that the idea was stored away in the back of my mind.

By the way, I live in Edinburgh. Will you be celebrating Burns Night?
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Old 01-19-2008, 10:02 PM   #33
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Burns night

Oh, I need to know the date, and I'll play a few Robbie Burns ditties and ballads,and maybe have some version of haggis. Not many Scots around here though I was married to an Urquhart for over 30 years and that's the last name of all my children then.
I have that cookbook and will look it up myself. Thanks for steering me to the right place.
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Old 01-22-2008, 06:11 PM   #34
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Spiced Pear Trifle "Tiramisu"

Oh you have to try the trifle from the cover of Bon Appetit a month ago:
White Chocolate Tiramisu Trifle with Spiced Pears

White wine-poached spiced pears with mascarpone cream done tiramisu style. Uses pear brandy instead of coffee liqueur.

I haven't made his yet, but I got a trifle dish from Santa, so it's at the top of my queue! Sorry I can't post the link as I'm too new to insert a hyperlink.. but do a search at epicurious.com and you'll find it along with a couple other yummy pear trifles.
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Old 01-22-2008, 06:13 PM   #35
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Wow that looks pretty and delicious. Wish I may, wish I might, have a piece of that tonight!

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