Pears are in season, and that means that it is time to pull out some wonderful pear recipes. Juicy, sweet pears are one of my favorite fruits to work with, though I only get to do it a few times a year. I have quite a few pear recipes on the site, but it never hurts to have a few more.
- Galettes are a nice way to showcase any fruit and pears are no exception. The Pear Anjou Tart from The Sweet Nerd pairs ripe pears with homemade frangipane for a dessert that is rich with flavor. The homemade frangipane has a delicate almond flavor that goes very well with the pears, a classic combination. While there is a little pre involved in this dessert, it is simple enough for a night in, as well as for entertaining.
- Over at Art of Natural Living, you’ll find a recipe for Pear Riesling Sorbet. This frozen treat combines ripe pears with riesling, which is an aromatic white wine that, even when dry (and many rieslings are dry, don’t assume they are all dessert wines), has notes of pears and apples. You can certainly play around with other white wines and use what you have on hand, as the pears make up the bulk of the sorbet and the wine is there only to fortify the fruit.
- I always enjoy upside down cakes and The Sugar Coated Cottage features pears in a Cinnamon Pear Upside Down Cake that looks like a lovely way to serve up these fruits. The pears are packed into a mixture of butter and brown sugar, which caramelizes around the fruit while the cake bakes. I highly recommend lining the bottom of your pan with a round of parchment paper, as I find that it is a simple step that will help ensure any upside down cake comes out of the pan with all the fruit intact and picture-perfect.
- Recipe Throwback: If you are looking for a simple, seasonal recipe, look no further than these Honey and Cinnamon Roasted Pears. The pears are sweetened, spiced and roasted until they are meltingly tender. You can eat them as-is, pair them with ice cream or even serve them up with cheese.
What do you think?