Pear Soup with Feta, Pecans & Balsamic Reduction

 
Pear-Soup-w-Feta

November 25th 2011By Pam Reiss

This soup works best as a starter—half-cup portions are all you need. The reduced balsamic, feta and pecans add amazing texture and flavor. I like to serve the soup with the vinegar reduction drizzled on top, garnished with the feta and pecans. This way your guests can mix it together or have something different in each spoon!

 

Orange Ginger Poached Pears

 
Orange Ginger Poached Pear

June 26th 2011By Jamie Geller

Poached pears are a great lighter alternative to a rich heavy dessert but still have loads of flavor to satisfy the most discerning sweet tooth. Serve with your favorite non-dairy ice cream and experiment poaching different kinds of fruit.

 

Molasses Cake Parfaits with Poached Pears

 
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September 16th 2013By Chef Laura Frankel

Pears are absolutely my favorite fruit. They are sophisticated in shape, perfumey in fragrance and versatile enough that they make a great dessert as well as accompaniment to my favorite cheeses and poultry. The only problem with pears is that they go from too hard to over-ripe in just, what seems to be, minutes! It is hard to get them in that perfect stage of ultimate “pearness”. That is where poached pears come in. If you poach them in red wine they take on a gorgeous garnet color and look incredibly dressy. Poached pears can be stored in their poaching liquid in the refrigerator for up to one week.

 

Individual Cranberry Tarts

 
Individual Cranberry Tarts

July 13th 2011By joyofkosher

Individual Cranberry Tarts are a fun way to serve this seasonal fruit. The apricot glaze pairs beautifully with the tartness of the cranberries. Make your own tart crust or use premade ones to make this extra easy.

 

Cranberry & Pear Baklava

 
Cranberry & Pear Baklava

July 13th 2011By joyofkosher

 

Concord Grape and Pear Galette

 
Concord Grape and Pear Galette

November 30th 2011By Chef Laura Frankel

My husband is also a chef and specializes in gorgeous French pastries. But, when we entertain at home, and we entertain often, we prefer simple, big flavored, non-fussy desserts. This galette is a great make-ahead dessert that allows the cook to enjoy time with friends and family.

 

Baked Pears with Vanilla Yogurt and Granola

 
Baked Pears with Vanilla Yogurt and Granola

April 22nd 2012By joyofkosher