Dec 022008


I first saw Pear Sauce served with a cheese souffle. I thought this was genius. I had never really thought about making Pear Sauce. This weekend I decided to try and was enormously please with the result. This is a perfect substitute for Apple Sauce.

2 Pears  Peeled, Cored, and cut into 1/8 Pear Cubes
1 Tablespoon of Super Fine Sugar
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon

Boil the pears for about 10-15 minutes (test with a fork that they soft.) Remove from water and place pear cubes in a blender. Add sugar and cinnamon and blend together until smooth. Let cool before serving. Makes about 1 1/2 Cups of Sauces

Sep 252008


This is also an inspiration from my latest trip. This was one of my favorites from the entire vacation. I was so inspired that since, I returned I have been baking all kinds of fruits. I have been stuffing and baking apples and trying all different kinds of varieties. Tonight, I baked an apple filled with diced plums. These baked pears I think are a perfect way to end any dinner light or heavy and perfectly simple too!

3 to 4 Pears (cut in half with core removed- I used an ice cream scoop)
1 Bottle of Red Wine
1 Cup of Sugar
1/4 Cup of Honey

1 -2 Teaspoons of Cinnamon

In a Pyrex baking dish evenly spread sugar on bottom of the dish and place pears cut side down. Drizzle honey over the pears and pour red wine in dish. Finish by sprinkling cinnamon over the pears and bake for 45 minutes at 375 degrees. Serve with either: Chocolate Sauce, Vanilla Ice Cream, or Whipped Cream