Just a few bits of holiday food to share as we move into the new year.
I was given a wonderful cookbook called Wintersweet: Seasonal Deserts To Warm The Home by Tammy Donroe Inman and it is incredible. I’ve made two things from it, Honey Roasted Pears With Blue Cheese and Walnuts and Sugared Cranberries. Both were a hit- sweet and tangy, smooth and creamy, crisp and crunchy. So amazingly good that I can’t wait to try the rest of the recipes. I won’t put them here as the author hasn’t put them on her blog- check it out here, food on the food- yet and I don’t want to do any kind of bad copyright thing. I’ll give you a little photo guide to use, however, after you’ve bought her amazing book so you can try it yourself.
Honey Roasted Pears with Blue Cheese and Walnuts
Slice your pears and scoop out the center. I used (and broke) an ancient melon baller.
Meanwhile, toast your nuts. I used some previous spiced pecans given to me by the same friend who gave me the cookbook (it’s like she knew!). Get your blue cheese ready. Once the pears are tender, stuff with the blue cheese.
Whew. So good. Plus, it inspired me to create a similar pizza. Homemade crust, topped with olive oil, ricotta, and blue cheese. Baked until melted and crispy and then topped with thin slivers of raw, crunchy pear and drizzled with honey. So very delicious.