Crop: Pear

Fabulous Poached Pears

Pears and poaching go together even better than babies and diapers. Poaching involves long, very gentle cooking and is an excellent method of preparing pears with less-than-optimal flavor. Use firmer pears like Boscs, Seckels, or Anjous; softer varieties like Bartletts and Comices will fall apart. Fabulous Poached Pears 4 pears ((use firmer pears like Boscs, […]

Parsnip and Pear Pancakes with Horseradish Sour Cream

This delightful recipe is by Michelle Abendschan, who writes the Fennel*Twist blog, formerly Je Mange le Ville. She notes, “I am a huge fan of potato pancakes from way back, so when I came across this recipe for parsnip and pear latkes, I was practically out the door to buy a pear in the next […]

Pear and Watercress Salad

  Pear & Watercress Salad This is a lovely, earthy fall salad that uses lemon juice and truffle oil to make a delicious vinaigrette. If you don’t have truffle oil, you can substitute a good quality extra-virgin olive oil. 2 firm ripe pears 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves (chopped) 2 teaspoons white truffle oil ((you […]

Paul’s Bartlett Pear and Black Pepper Pie

The black pepper gives the pears just enough of an edge to make guests wonder what delightful thing they’re eating. Paul’s notes for the pie dough: I use lard because I think it yields the flakiest pastry. You can substitute butter or any solidified vegetable shortening. Additionally, I do this by hand, but that’s just […]

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