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Vanilla Lavender Concorde Pears and Fig Jam

2019-09-13T18:37:57+00:00

If you are a pear lover, then surely you need to add Concorde pears to your list for fall fruits to pick up at the market. Concorde pears are smaller in size with a long narrow neck. They can be enjoyed at all stages of ripeness, but their flavor does mellow as the fruit gets riper. The firm texture and hint of vanilla notes make this variety the perfect pear for our lovely vanilla lavender jam. Not your typical morning toast jam, this version is best served with salty cheeses such as parmesan or feta on crusty bread, or alongside savory [...]

Vanilla Lavender Concorde Pears and Fig Jam2019-09-13T18:37:57+00:00

Chocolate and Pumpkin Pear Brownies

2019-09-04T20:07:41+00:00

Pumpkin, pears and chocolate make a lovely flavor combination in these decadent flourless brownies. The texture is rich and velvety thanks to the pumpkin puree, and the ripe Bartlett pears lend a subtle sweetness to the dark chocolate. Perfect for lunch boxes, or afternoon snacks, these brownies will become your new favorite treat for fall! Created by: Meg Raines Yield: 12-16 brownies INGREDIENTS   3/4 cup pumpkin puree  1 cup almond butter (or other nut butter)  1/2 cup cocoa powder (not Dutch processed)  1/4 cup pure maple syrup 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt\1 teaspoon pure vanilla [...]

Chocolate and Pumpkin Pear Brownies2019-09-04T20:07:41+00:00

Frozen Pear Bellini

2019-08-13T18:17:57+00:00

Nothing beats a refreshing cocktail on a hot summer day! Our frozen pear Bellini makes the most of beautifully ripe summer pears to tickle your taste buds.  The recipe makes two cocktails but is easy to scale up if you’re serving a crowd. It’s simple to make and guaranteed to wow your guests.    Recipe Development and Photography: Williams-Raines YIELD: 2 drinks INGREDIENTS   For the drinks  2 ripe pears, peeled, cored and quartered  1 teaspoon sugar  1/2 cup home pressed pear juice (or substitute store-bought pear nectar or apple juice)  Sparkling wine or ginger ale Optional garnish  Pear slices (use our kitchen hack to keep [...]

Frozen Pear Bellini2019-08-13T18:17:57+00:00

Whipped Goat Cheese Dip with Red Anjou Pears

2019-08-09T17:49:51+00:00

This sophisticated, sweet and savory dip is great for cocktail parties (not to mention so easy to make!). Red Anjou pears are versatile and can be used like other pear varieties. They have a firm texture that holds its shape well and a great balance of sweet and tart. Pears and goat cheese are a beautiful combination. You’re in for a treat!  Recipe Development and Photography: Williams-Raines YIELD: 6 appetizer-sized portions INGREDIENTS   1/4 cup dried apricots (about 8 apricots), plus extra for garnish  Juice of 1/2 a lemon  3 Red Anjou pears  8 oz goat cheese, at room temperature 4 oz cream [...]

Whipped Goat Cheese Dip with Red Anjou Pears2019-08-09T17:49:51+00:00

Pear and Cherry Slump

2019-05-14T16:11:34+00:00

Old-time classic desserts are making a comeback thanks to their simplicity and comfort-food factor. Crumbles, buckles, grunts and slumps are all variations of fruit combined with sugar and a crumble or dumpling topping.  Slumps are particularly fun to make since they require few ingredients and are cooked right on the stove-top. This vintage dessert gets its name from the batter dumplings that “slump” into a layer of simmering fruit.  Our pear and cherry slump combines the contrasting flavors of these two crowd-pleasing fruits. The cherries also add some vivid color! Recipe Development and Photography: Williams-Raines YIELD: 6-8 INGREDIENTS Fruit filling  4 cups diced and [...]

Pear and Cherry Slump2019-05-14T16:11:34+00:00

Savory Pear Ricotta Sheet Tart

2019-05-09T17:17:23+00:00

We love sheet tarts for their show-stopping simplicity. Our savory pear ricotta sheet tart uses store-bought pastry to keep prep time to a minimum and ensure consistent results. In this easy recipe, luscious pears are layered onto a bed of herbed ricotta nestled into a crisp puff pastry base. This sheet tart is perfect for a family gathering, barbecue or potluck. It’s served at room temperature and can be made a little ahead of time. Recipe Development and Photography: Williams-Raines YIELD: 6-8 servings INGREDIENTS 1 store-bought puff pastry (9 1/2 x 9 1/2)  8 oz (about 1 cup) ricotta   1/2 cup arugula, [...]

Savory Pear Ricotta Sheet Tart2019-05-09T17:17:23+00:00

Spring Asian-Inspired Pear Salad

2019-07-11T18:41:37+00:00

Spring has arrived and we’re in the mood for fresh and light salads to start the season. Pears are widely available and bring a crisp freshness to springtime recipes.  Our Asian-inspired pear salad features firm-but-ripe Anjou pears that hold their shape when spiralized. If you don’t have a spiralizer, just chop the ingredients into matchsticks or shave them with a mandolin or vegetable peeler instead. Having said that, you may want to purchase one as spiralizers are inexpensive and lots of fun to use, especially with kids! Recipe Development and Photography: Williams-Raines YIELD: 4 side salads INGREDIENTS For the dressing 2 tablespoons [...]

Spring Asian-Inspired Pear Salad2019-07-11T18:41:37+00:00

Bosc Pear Dutch Baby

2019-03-20T19:04:30+00:00

Although it’s also known as “German Pancake”, the “Dutch Baby” is an American invention based on a German pastry. The name “Dutch Baby” was coined by Manca’s Café in Seattle in the early 1900s.  Dutch Babies are similar to Yorkshire puddings or popovers and can be savory or sweet. Unlike pancakes, they are always baked in the oven and contain no chemical leavening such as baking powder. This fun and delicious treat is typically eaten for breakfast or brunch in America. Our Bosc Pear Dutch Baby is a wonderful dish to serve at a weekend family breakfast. The sweetness of the pear works particularly well with the [...]

Bosc Pear Dutch Baby2019-03-20T19:04:30+00:00

One bowl meals: comforting everyday recipes

2019-08-13T19:19:30+00:00

The humble bowl is a simple yet ideal vessel for an untold number of dishes. Offering mobility and comfort, a meal in a bowl can just as easily be consumed at the dinner table or curled up on the couch. Steaming bowls of goodness are omnipresent in our childhood memories, reminders of shared moments with family and friends. Bowls today are suddenly the height of fashion, becoming the backdrop for raw concoctions, smoothies, inventive salads and fusion-inspired cuisine. We love bowls every which way, and to celebrate them we are sharing our favorite one bowl meal recipes. Grab your bowl and [...]

One bowl meals: comforting everyday recipes2019-08-13T19:19:30+00:00

Butternut Squash and Pear Soup with Spiced Chickpeas

2018-10-11T02:13:10+00:00

With summer winding down and the kids back in school, we only have one thing on our minds: Fall produce and spices! Our butternut squash and pear soup is elevated by crisp oven-baked Moroccan spiced chickpeas. These are added at the last minute and can be omitted for kids or anyone avoiding spicy foods. The hot soup and exotic spices offer warmth and comfort. A perfect dish to get into the Fall spirit. Recipe Development and Photography by: Willams-Raines YIELD: 6 servings INGREDIENTS Roasted Moroccan Spiced Chickpeas 1 (15.5 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons [...]

Butternut Squash and Pear Soup with Spiced Chickpeas2018-10-11T02:13:10+00:00