And a Partridge in a Pear Tree

OMGoodness, did someone say “pear”? These are some of the most versatile and delicious fruits on our planet! Flavors can range from sweet and syrupy to spicy. Pears are also some of the easiest fruits to bake, poach, grill, and make look elegant with very little effort (shhh, don’t tell). While “poached pears” sound rather intimidating and you may delay the attempt for YEARS because it just sounds complicated, it really isn’t. But don’t worry, I am going to blog you through not one, but two delicious and very different recipes.

Image from Whole Foods.

I love to serve very unique desserts and as I said above, the versatility of pears lends itself well to many flavor combinations. This first recipe (from Tastemade) is one of my all time favorites! It combines sweet pears with honey, marscapone, crushed pistachio nuts, and pumpkin pie spices … sweet and savory….YUM!!

The second recipe is something I just discovered on Pinterest and given the time of year, I feel will make a beautiful New Year’s hostess gift. Amaretto infused pears sound absolutely amazing to me. I will make this recipe in the next few days in preparation for the NYE parties next week. Thank you, LittleSugarSnaps, for the photos, recipe, and instructions. These look absolutely delectable!

Enjoy! See you again soon.

🍐Auntie D

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