Asian Pear with Blue Cheese with Rosemary Honey Drizzle

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS ½ cup honey 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped fine 2 Asian pears, medium size, sliced ¼ inch thick and cut in half (half moon shapes) 4 ounces sweet blue cheese or gorgonzola, crumbled Maldon sea salt DIRECTIONS In a small sauce pan, heat honey and rosemary leaves on simmer for about 5 […]

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Caramel Almond Pear Tart

Makes 1 long rectangular tart INGREDIENTS For pie dough 1 sweet pie dough recipe 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated 1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated 1 teaspoon cinnamon For filling 1½ cups sugar ½ cup pear juice ½ cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup almonds, chopped 2 Bosc […]

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Crostini with Blue Cheese and Pear

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 1 baguette 1 clove garlic Extra virgin olive oil Salt ¼ cup honey 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped fine 2 Asian pears, cut in quarters, cored, and sliced thin 4 ounces blue cheese, sliced PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350°F. Slice baguette thinly, and place on baking sheet. Rub each slice with garlic […]

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Ginger Cardamom Pear Jam

INGREDIENTS 1 pound pears, semi ripe, peeled, cored and chopped and put in lemon water (to keep from browning) 2 cups sugar in the raw 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped fine 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 cardamom pod, split and seeds removed 1 egg white, for brushing tops of pop tarts […]

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Herbal Pie Pockets

Makes 12-15 pies   Ingredients Basic Pie Crust Dough Recipe (follows)4 medium pears or apples, peeled, cored and chopped fine2 tablespoons fresh herbs of choice, thyme. lemon thyme, basil, roseamry1 pinch of ground cardamom½ cup light brown sugar or sugar in the raw1 teaspoon lemon juice1 egg, beaten1 teaspoon flaked sea salt1 teaspoon turbinado sugar or sugar […]

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Pear and Cranberry Bellini

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 pears, peeled, seeded and chopped ½ cup fresh cranberries 2 tablespoons brown sugar Prosecco PREPARATION In a small saucepan, add pears and cranberries and cook until soft, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool, then add to blender. Blend until smooth and strain through fine mesh strainer. […]

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Pear and Cranberry Galette

Makes 1 large Galette INGREDIENTS For the Pastry: 2½ cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 14 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into chunks 1 large egg yolk ½ teaspoon vanilla 2 tablespoons ice-cold sweet wine For the Galette Filling: 6-8 pears, cored and cut in wedges, ½-inch […]

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Pear Ginger Pot Pie Pockets

A quick take on the pot pie, somewhere in the middle between a hot pocket and a pop tart but perfect for a quick sweet and spicy snack.

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Pear Riesling Cast Iron Gallette with Cardamom Whipped Cream

Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS For the Pastry: 1½ cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 10 tablespoons (1¼ sticks) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces 1 large egg yolk 1 to 3 tablespoons ice-cold Oregon Riesling wine For the Gallette 6-8 pears, cored and cut in wedges, ½-inch thick ½ cup […]

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Pear Rosemary Upside-Down Cake

Serves 8-10 INGREDIENTS 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick), separated 1 cup sugar, separated 3 medium pears, skins on, cored and cut into wedges 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves ¾ cups cornmeal ¾ cups flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda 3 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine 1½ teaspoons coarse salt 3 […]

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Puff Pastry Pear Tart

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened ¼ cup sugar in the raw ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed 2 Bosc pears, peeled, cored, quartered and sliced thin ¼ cup sugar 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut in cubes Juice and zest of 1 lemon DIRECTIONS Preheat […]

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Roasted Pears with Sweet Maple Cream

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 4 ripe pears, cut in half lengthwise, seeded 2 tablespoons unsalted butter ½ cup maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons brown sugar ¼ cup fresh thyme sprigs Salt For yogurt cream: 1 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoons maple syrup 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ cup plain Greek yogurt, 2% Salt PREPARATION […]

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Spring Greens & Herb Smoothie

Makes 2-10 ounce smoothies INGREDIENTS 1 cup green kale leaves, chopped 1 cup fresh parsley leaves 1 cup fresh mint leaves ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves 1 banana, cubed ½ apple, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks ½ pear, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks 1 cup water 1 cup of ice 1 teaspoon salt […]

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Tarragon & Cardamom Poached Pears with Frothed Rose Water Milk and Pistachios

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 cups water ¼ cup rosewater (2 tablespoons reserved) ½ cup honey, plus 1 tablespoon ¼ cup fresh tarragon leaves, chopped fine 4 Bosc pears, peeled, cored and cut into wedges 1 cup 2% milk 2 pods of cardamom (seeds inside) ½ cup dried cherries ½ cup pistachios, shelled and chopped fine […]

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