Grilling a steak, piece of fish or chicken breast for dinner? Add a skewer of Pear-Kabobs to the grill…
- 4 Ripe, firm pears, cored and cut into thick chunks
- 4 Bamboo skewers
Loosely load 4 bamboo skewers with chunks of pear. Place on grill at end of meat cooking cycle. Time to turn kabobs once. Remove and serve alongside barbequed meat or fish. This is especially good with pilaf and a salad.
Pear Blue Cheese Salad
- 3 Cups diced, unpared ripe pears
- 1 Cup diced celery
- ½ Cup diced green or red bell peppers
- ½ Cup broken walnuts
- ¼ Cup crumbled blue cheese
- ½ Cup sour cream
This colorful salad makes a tasty side dish for grilled fish or chicken. Combine pears, celery, bell peppers, and nuts. Add the blue cheese and sour cream, tossing until well-coated.
Chunky Pear Ice Cream Topping
- 4 Ripe, cored, diced pears
- 3 T Butter
- ¼ Cup brown sugar
Do you have over-ripe pears? Experiment with these simple ingredients! Melt butter in saucepan. Add pears and brown sugar and cook until hot and soft. Pour over vanilla ice cream.
Apple or Pear Cake
- 5 medium sized apples or medium sized ripe firm pears
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp baking soda
This simple cake is a favorite of the Hemly family. It is better the second day than the first. Excellent as a breakfast bread.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9X13 cake pan. Peel and dice the apples; set aside. Cream together the sugar, oil, and eggs. When well blended, add the diced apples. Sift together the dry ingredients. Add the flour mixture to the apple/sugar mixture and blend together. The batter will be stiff. Put into a 9X13 pan and bake for approximately 1 hour.
Auntie Jo's Pear-Raspberry Jam
- 1 Box frozen raspberries (10 oz)
- 1/2 Bottle Certo or other liquid pectin
- 5 Ripe, ground pears
- 1/4 Cup lemon juice
- 1 Tbs. orange rind
- 6 Cups sugar
Thaw raspberries and add ground pears to make 4 cups. Place in kettle with lemon juice, orange rind and sugar. Bring to hard boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in pectin. Ladle into jars and seal.