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Old 01-02-2008, 07:29 PM   #1
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Pears, pears, pears

I bought some pears today and am wondering what I can make with them. Dh is not a big fan of hot fruit, so something cold or room temp.
thanks very much! You have all been so helpful!


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Old 01-02-2008, 07:52 PM   #2
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Mmmm...I love pears....well, not the hard barlets...

I bought some today too! But I've always eaten them as is..

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Old 01-02-2008, 08:03 PM   #3
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You are screaming fruit and cheese plate to me. Got any brie or other soft cheese? Pears go very well with that. Mmmm. I recently saw something where the pear was sliced and just warmed in some maple syrup then served on melba toast or something like that with toasted pecans sprinkled on top. Can't remember more than that, sorry corazon.
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:18 PM   #4
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how bout a nice pear tart. they look like u are a chef.but very easy. martha stewart has one in her baking book. even tastes better cool

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Old 01-02-2008, 10:27 PM   #5
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Here is my way of using pears. I peel them and pouch in a sugar and cinnamon sauce
1/2 cup sugar-3 cups water and 2-3 cinnamon sticks till tender when cool if you have any a little brandy/ or a little Vanilla and let them maserate for a day or two. Dlish.
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:51 PM   #6
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Here are two recipes to check out - they both had great reviews:

Autumn Pear Bread Recipe | Recipezaar

Apple or Pear Cake Recipe | Recipezaar
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:10 AM   #7
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Salad!! Blue cheese or shaved parmesa, rocket and walnuts.
Stew them and add to breakfast cereals or as a filling for pancakes.
Poached in red wine.
Pear butter.
Mix the stewed pears thru vanilla icecream.
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:18 AM   #8
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I like pears in a green salad and I have a pear bread recipe that is like a tea cake that we all love. I might have posted it here when I first joined. Getting ready to leave for dialysis but will look when I get home for you if you want.
Oh DH loves pears and cottage cheese
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:22 AM   #9
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You can make a glazed pears salad with cheese, I'm always asked for seconds at home when I make it. This should serve 5/6

Cut 3 pears in quarters longitudinally, remove seeds and mix them with 3 tbsp of sugar, salt and pepper. Glaze them on a frying pan using 1 tbsp butter 3/4 min in med heat per side of quarter. Sprinkle some balsamic vinegar over the pear before done and set aside.

Cut a head of lettuce plus a head of raddicchio in pieces no bigger than 2 in. add salt and pepper.

Divide the lettuce mix into the serving plates. Add 1/3 cup of Gorgonzola or Stilton cheese (crumbled) and 1/4 cup of roasted walnuts.

Cut each pear quarter in two/three longitudinal slices without going all the way and serve two of each on top of each salad plate.
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:23 AM   #10
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Make an apple pie--just use pears instead...

I love pears with cottage cheese, mix into jello, fruit salad, pear daiquiris,

one of my favorite fruits..

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