Ok, I warned you there were a lot of pear recipes in this issue. Here is a rundown of the “snack” recipes. They are all so quick and simple they don’t really have recipes and therefore I have nothing to link to, but I’ll give you a good description. If you have October 2003, issue 6, you can find the details on page 30.
I have a bit of a thing for honey. I use it daily in my tea and like to include it in recipes whenever possible. I also want to keep bees someday (as soon as I have a yard really). Anyway, this recipe basically consists of slicing up some pear and drizzling it with some honey and toasted almonds. To toast the almonds just toss them in a dry pan over a medium to low heat and toss them around for a few minutes until you really start to smell the oils warming up. You can also do this in the oven but I like to be able to see/smell nuts as they are toasting to make sure they don’t burn. This was very simple and very tasty.
Here’s another super tasty and super easy “snack”. Slice up some pears, pile them on top of some mixed greens along with some blue cheese and some more almonds for good measure. We ate it with a nice light red wine vinaigrette. Super yummy and refreshing!
This “recipe” is even easier. Just wrap some prosciutto around pear quarters. It is really tasty although I was a bit disappointed by the deli prosciutto. It wasn’t sliced thinly enough for one. It also had some sort of curing salt/sugar mix still on the outside of it. (Wegman’s would never stand for this!)
There was one other pear snack that I failed to photograph. You take some store bought caramel sauce and drizzle or dip your pear slices into that. It’s an interesting alternative to the autumnal treat of apples in caramel sauce.
And there you have it. Try one, try all. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.