Your favourite pear desserts?

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by kim_wicked, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. kim_wicked

    kim_wicked

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    I'd love to get some new ideas!
     
  2. kyheirloomer

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    Well, we'd have to know what your old ideas are, first. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/lookaround.gif

    I like fruit desserts to be on the simple side, in general. With pears, for instance, I like them poached and served with a chocolate-raspberry coulis; sometimes topped with a gingered whipped cream.
     
  3. petalsandcoco

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    Tried and tested – from the Martha Stewart Living Cookbook- a nice dessert. Prep. 10 mins. Easy.

    Pear-and-Golden-Raisin Clafouti Serves 4

    Clafouti is a shallow puddinglike dessert made with fruit, almost like a dense pancake. Early recipes called for unpitted black cherries because the pit was thought to add flavor to the batter. Using a blender to mix the batter will make the clafouti light and airy. The batter may also be combined in an electric mixer.”

    Unsalted butter , for dish

    2 medium pears, peeled cored, cut crosswise into ¼-inch slices

    2 large eggs

    1 3/4 cups heavy cream

    ¼ cup all-purpose flour

    ¼ cup granulated sugar

    1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

    pinch of salt

    ¼ cup of golden raisins

    1 ½ tablespoons packed light-brown sugar, plus more for garnish

    1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Generously butter a 12 inch-round gratin dish; set aside.

    2. Arrange the pear slices in the bottom of the prepared gratin dish. Set aside.

    3. In a blender, combine the eggs, 1 cup cream, the flour, granulated sugar, nutmeg, and salt, and process until a batter is formed. Pout the batter around the pears, and sprinkle the top with raisins.

    4. Bake until the top begins to set, about 12 minutes. Sprinkle with the light-brown sugar; continue to bake until the clafouti is set and golden brown on top, about 8 minutes. In a large bowl, whip the remaining ¾ cup cream until sof peaks form. Remove the clafouti from the oven, and serve with whipped cream and a sprinkle more of brown sugar.


     
  4. homemadecook

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    mmmh thanks for the recipe petal sandcoco , can i  copy on this recipe? because i want  to  try it at home ...
     
  5. asharpknife

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    Poached in (sugared) red wine, served warm with vanilla ice cream.