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Old 10-09-2008, 10:23 AM   #11
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First off - keep in mind that pears are one of the few fruits that are best picked BEFORE they're ripe. They ripen from the inside out, & if picked when completely soft, are already overripe. That's why buying pears at the market can actually be a good deal.

Keep your pears out of the fridge, & enjoy them once the outside yields slightly to gentle pressure.

I'm not a big fan of pear cookery, preferring instead to enjoy mine quartered alongside a wedge or two of a good blue cheese & some wonderful Ruby Port wine.

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Old 12-11-2008, 04:13 AM   #12
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I like to cut a bit soft pears to pieces and mix it with self-made syrup (sugar and cinnamon). Tastes good.

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Old 12-11-2008, 05:52 PM   #13
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Pear pie, with marzipan and ginger. A fave here.
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:24 PM   #14
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port poached pears
One of my most favourite ways to do pears!

Or peel, core and slice thickly. Saute them in butter till they get a bit soft. Remove them from the pan. Deglaze with Madeira, add some oats to the pan, and season with cinnamon, cardamom, a bit of nutmeg, brown sugar, and add a handfull of oats. Let it cook a bit, add the pears back in,when the oats are soft, remove it from the heat. Serve it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:00 AM   #15
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YUM! just printed that one out, Lolly!

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