Gluten Free & Vegan Cauliflower Crust Pizza with Pears


Creator: Vicky / @avocadopesto Source: USA Pears Ingredients 24 oz frozen riced cauliflower, thawed overnight in fridge 1/2 cup almond flour 1 tsp dried oregano 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp salt 3 tbsp ground flax 2 tbsp nutritional yeast 1 tbsp arrowroot starch (or cornstarch) 8 oz vegan ricotta (or regular ricotta) 1-2 Green Anjou pears, thinly sliced 1/2 cup crushed roasted pistachios 4 tsp olive oil Handful arugula Optional: drizzle of balsamic glaze Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Using a nut milk bag or clean dish towel, strain the cauliflower, making sure to squeeze out all the [...]

Gluten Free & Vegan Cauliflower Crust Pizza with Pears2021-05-17T20:28:54+00:00

Shaved Brussel Sprout and Pear Salad


This hearty salad holds its own on any festive potluck table or as a side dish with your holiday roast. We choose Bosc pears for this recipe because of their firmness as well as their sweet and earthy flavor which complements the other flavors in the salad.  Created by: Meg Raines YIELD: 8 servings INGREDIENTS  Salad 1 pound Brussel sprouts, ends trimmed  2 Bosc pears 1/2 cup candied pecans* (or plain roasted pecans) 1/4 cup fresh pomegranate seeds 4 ounces goat cheese, preferable garlic and herb flavored if available Crispy pancetta (see Dressing recipe) Warm Pancetta Dressing 4 ounces pancetta, diced [...]

Shaved Brussel Sprout and Pear Salad2020-12-07T22:19:57+00:00

Starkrimson Pear Citrus Salad


Created by: Meg Raines The vibrant colors of fall shine through in this festive salad, thanks to the deep red color of the Starkrimson pears. Pears are a natural fit with the earthy flavors of beets, and the citrus and spicy greens add a little zing to round out the flavors. A little feta or goat cheese would make a nice addition to this salad as well.  YIELD: 4 servings INGREDIENTS Citrus Vinaigrette  1 small shallot peeled and coarsely chopped  1 teaspoon orange zest  1/2 cup fresh orange juice 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon honey [...]

Starkrimson Pear Citrus Salad2020-09-02T19:57:03+00:00

Pear and Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich with a Parmesan Crust


Created by: Meg Raines Your classic grilled cheese sandwich just got an adult makeover. We combined juicy pears with salty bacon and herbed goat cheese for the ultimate sweet and savory sandwich experience. And to gild the lily a bit more we grilled it in Parmesan for an extra crunchy tanginess. We used a Bosc pear in this recipe because of its firmness, but a Bartlett pear would be equally delicious.  YIELD: 2 sandwiches INGREDIENTS  6 strips of bacon 4 ounces of soft goat cheese 1 teaspoon honey 1 teaspoon chopped thyme, or other herb of choice 1 Bosc or Bartlett pear, [...]

Pear and Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich with a Parmesan Crust2020-08-13T21:04:26+00:00

Italian Pear Almond Cake


Created by: Meg Raines Created for: Chelan Fresh YIELD: 8 servings This no-fuss Italian classic has a moist, dense crumb and is loaded with tender pears. It is a perfect cake for a low-key family celebration because it is simple to make with just a few pantry staples and can be enjoyed as dessert or at brunch. A little dusting of powdered sugar is all it needs to dress it up for your celebration table. INGREDIENTS 9 tablespoons of unsalted butter at room temperature, divided 9 tablespoons of granulated sugar, divided 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 2 large eggs  2/3 cup of almond flour  7 [...]

Italian Pear Almond Cake2020-04-17T18:58:27+00:00

Concorde Pear and Pomegranate Salsa


Pears are not just for desserts; they also add a wonderful complexity to so many savory dishes as well. This fall we made a sweet and savory pear salsa with Concorde Pears that is not just for tacos. This versatile salsa can be served alongside any roasted meats, seafoods or can be added to mixed greens for a delicious fall salad. Created by: Meg Raines YIELD: 4-6 INGREDIENTS  Juice of 1 lime 2 Concorde pears 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds 3 ounces feta cheese, crumbled 2 tablespoons finely diced red onion 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 teaspoon of finely diced jalapeño or [...]

Concorde Pear and Pomegranate Salsa2019-10-10T19:03:52+00:00

Vanilla Lavender Concorde Pears and Fig Jam


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


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 [...]

Chocolate and Pumpkin Pear Brownies2020-09-24T18:38:37+00:00

Frozen Pear Bellini


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 Crimson 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 [...]

Frozen Pear Bellini2020-08-25T20:19:10+00:00

Whipped Goat Cheese Dip with Red Anjou Pears


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
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