Pear recipies please

morning. been given a supermarket bag of pears and am happy to spend the day in the kitchen doing something with them that questions is what?
do you have an idea or two thats simple please. thank you

Chef_cabbagefan, Jan 31, 8:34 pm

Salad.

"This may sound odd. but a salad of Pears , Beetroot and Feta is lovely. I roast the cubed beetroot, and then the quartered pears too for a less amount of time as they go too soft otherwise. Cool a bit, then toss with cubed Feta, and you can add walnuts or other nuts if you prefer, and a bit of your choice of dressing. I use a vinagrette.
Quote coro2 (504 ) 8:32 am, Sun 3 Mar #5" :-))

Chef_245sam, Jan 31, 9:04 pm

Dessert. From the former Trademe Cooks

"Golden Pear Dessert
3/4 c golden syrup, 3-4 tbsps butter, 1/4 c honey, 1 egg, 1 c self raising flour, punch of salt, 1/2 c milk, 4 or 5 pears, 1tsp cinnamon and 1 tbsp sugar. Heat syrup to boiling point, pour over base of 20cm sandwich tin. Cream butter with honey, add egg & mix well. Fold in sifted flour & salt alternatively with milk. Spread mixture over syrup in tin. Cut pears into edges & press into the mixture. Sprinkle top with cinnamon & sgar. Bake at 180c for 40-50 minutes. Serve hot or cold with whipped cream, custard or ice cream.

Baked Pears in Ginger Sauce
1/2 c brown sugar, 3-4 tbsps butter, 1 tsp ground ginger, 1 c hot water, 2 large pears, 1 tbsp cornflour and 2 tbsp water. Put sugar, butter & ginger in ovenproof dish with hot water. Melt and blend together. Peel, core & halve pears & place in liquid. Bake at 190c for about 1 hour. Remove dish from oven & thicken sauce with cornflour & water. Return to oven for another 10 minutes. Serve pears covered with sauce.

Pear Meringue (quite safe with the whole family)
850g pears cooked ( Pears in pan with a little water & sugar and cook lightly until just tender), 3 tbsp brandy, 3 tbsp custard powder, 1/4 c sugar, 2 1/2c milk and 2 eggs separated. Strain pears (keep juice) and cut into bite sizes. Place in greased pie dish & pour over brandy. Soak for 45 minutes. Make a fairly thick custard with custard powder, 1tsp sugar, milk, egg yolks & pear juice. Pour over pears, leave to cool. Whip egg whites into peaks and add 3 tbsp sugar. Cover custard with meringue and bake in slow oven 160c until meringue is set. Serve hot with ice cream.
all 3 posted by valentino

Poached Pears are easy n nice
Peel and slice pears. poach them in butter until tender. can add a slurp of reisling. then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and garnish with flaked almonds. Nice eaten with icecream & Choc sce or even with breakfast cereals. Another way is to caramelise apples or pears in oven with brown sugar, vanilla and dobs of butter.
posted by bev00

Baked Pears With Fruit Mince
2 ripe Buerre Bosc pears (unpeeled, halved lengthwise and cored), 1 cup fruit mince, 1 tbsp honey, juice of 2 oranges. Place the pear halves in a shallow ovenproof dish. Divide the fruit mince evenly into the pear halves. Combine the honey and orange juice and pour some of this mixture over the pears. Cover the dish with foil and bake at 200ºC for 20-25 minutes or until the pears are tender. Serve the pear halves with the remaining orange syrup and a dollop of custard, a spoon of sweetened yoghurt or low-fat vanilla icecream. Serves 4.
posted by 245sam"

For more ideas and recipes (including cakes, etc.) try doing a search here on the Recipes MB using Pears as the Keyword and Last year as the Date posted option.

Hope the above all help and you enjoy making use of your pear abundance. :-))

Chef_245sam, Jan 31, 9:07 pm

thank you very much. im off to the shop for sugar!

Chef_cabbagefan, Jan 31, 9:11 pm

this sounds simple and interesting -
This may sound odd. but a salad of Pears , Beetroot and Feta is lovely. I roast the cubed beetroot, and then the quartered pears too for a less amount of time as they go too soft otherwise. Cool a bit, then toss with cubed Feta, and you can add walnuts or other nuts if you prefer, and a bit of your choice of dressing. I use a vinagrette.

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Chef_bev00, Mar 4, 8:09 am

For Pear Season

Chef_bev00, Mar 17, 11:11 am

Pear and ginger muffins from healthy food guide

100g reduced-fat spread
100g castor sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup self-raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/3 cup trim milk
400g can pears in light syrup, no added sugar, drained, chopped

Instructions
Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 12-hole muffin tray with 12 paper cases.

Step 2 In a bowl, beat spread and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add eggs, beating well. In a separate bowl, sift dry ingredients then fold into egg mixture, gradually adding milk.

Step 3 Place drained pears on a paper towel and dab to remove excess liquid. Carefully fold into muffin mixture.

Step 4 Spoon into paper cases to two-thirds full. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden on top. Cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle with a little icing sugar. Store for up to 2 days or place plain muffins in a plastic bag to freeze.

Chef_2spotties, Dec 14, 6:07 pm

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