Pears, almonds, and chocolate come together in this sweet breakfast-or-midnight-snack spread.
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Tender greens, juicy pears, crimson cranberries, and toasted hazelnuts make a festive salad to start all those special holiday meals.
An all natural pear preserve sweetened with concentrated fruit juice.
This cocktail came to us from John Evans of NYC's Black Market. It features a rich pear syrup to soften the bite of rye whiskey. Evans calls for Old Overholt rye, but Bulleit works fine, too.
If you have a cast-iron skillet and a couple of pears, you're quite close to cake. WIth a crisp bottom and sides and soft center, it's the perfect breakfast or dessert.
Tart Concord grapes and mild, sweet pears (Bosc or Bartlett are good varieties to use) work well together in this classic, deep dish style pie. Try your hand at lattice weaving, or go with a traditional double-crust version, either way, the results will be delicious.
This sandwich is modeled on a cheese plate: it's filled with Stilton, crisp pear, and sweet dates.
Highlighting the sweet freshness of autumn figs and pears, this jam is a fall favorite. Tart orange provides a touch of zip, while just a hint of cinnamon adds warmth for those shorter, cooler evenings.
This is the perfect tart for showcasing the colors and flavors of the fall season. The fruit caramelizes in a simple syrup of butter, sugar, and apple cider, making the apples and pears fork-tender over layers of flaky puff pastry.
A soft, moist sandwich bread made with pearsauce or applesauce.
Note: Exclude the anchovies to make this a vegetarian sandwich....
A homemade pear liqueur made with brandy gives you the sweetness of a fruit liqueur and the dryness of brandy in one ingredient. This pear liqueur hits the "Do I DIY?" trifecta: easy, cheap, and better-tasting than the store-bought stuff.
This salad takes advantage of bitter greens like kale or sorrel, incorporating them into a hearty salad of sweetly roasted pears, pine nuts, and salty shaved percorino.
This pisco based cocktail from Matthew Campbell of Clock Bar in San Francisco gets a seasonal sweetness from riesling and fresh pears.
For pear lovers, this jam is a must. It combines juicy, mildly floral Bartlett pears with the seeds of a vanilla bean and generous pour of brandy. Try it with a cheese plate, or use it to dress up slices of simple gingerbread or pound cake.
Last night I was trying to explain to a friend how much I enjoyed this one recipe from Stephanie Izard's new cookbook, Girl in the Kitchen. Turns out I was preaching the choir, as we had both apparently purchased the book, looked through the whole thing, and decided to try this exact same recipe.
A hearty sweet and savory salad for wintry weather.
Adapted from Home Cooking with Jean-Georges, these long braised shanks balance meaty savoriness with a bright acidity from lemongrass, champagne vinegar, chiles, Asian pears, and Gewürztraminer, taking them worlds away from your usual cold weather braise.
This Ricotta Pear Cake have roots in Napoli but with its layers of chewy hazelnut cake and fluffy brandy-spiked pear ricotta filling, we think it's a gorgeous way to end a Thanksgiving meal.
This perfectly autumnal jam is fruity, herbaceous, and mildly sweet. It would be perfect slathered on a ham sandwich, or alongside any holiday cheese plate.