Fall Fest: Pears

by Madeline Shores

Move over, apples.  With their sumptuous curves and juicy goodness, there’s no denying pears are one of the most seductive fruits.  Bite into one and its crisp skin and tender flesh just might take your senses for a  roller coaster ride. Or take your own journey and make something new with pears. We dare you.

Learn: Pears: Pear-Luscious Autumn

Play: Harvest Risotto with Caramelized Pears

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Here’s what our other Fall Fest friends are cooking with pears this week. Go take a peek and leave a comment or recipe. You can also follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #fallfood.

Caroline: The Wright Recipes
Three Favorite Pear Recipes
@chefcaroline

Paige: The Sister Project
A Gingery Pear Crisp

Nicole: Pinch My Salt
Sour Cream Pear Cake
@pinchmysalt

Diane and Todd: White on Rice Couple
Pear Galette
@whiteonrice

Caron: San Diego Foodstuff
Pear, Pecan, and Parmesan Scones
@carondg

Margaret: A Way to Garden
Of Pears and Cookbooks, a Delicious Giveaway
@margaretroach

Roberto: Food2
5 Ways to Warm Up to Pears

Michelle: Cooking Channel
What to Pair With Pears

Kirsten: FN Dish
Baking Up Pear Desserts

Liz: Healthy Eats
Vanilla Poached Pears, With Variations

Food Network UK
Pear Necessities

Alana: Eating From the Ground Up
Musings on pear and cheese
@edability


HOW YOU CAN JOIN IN FALL FEST:
Each Wednesday for the rest of the fall, a group of blogging friends including those above will swap our recipes and tips about the following harvest-fresh ingredients. Here’s the schedule:

10/20 Pears
10/27 “Mad Stash”, aka what you’re canning, preserving, freezing for winter
11/3 Root Vegetables
11/10 Brassicas

We each post something and then link to one another, so that you can travel around the combined effort, gathering the goodies. Sharing makes the experience even better, so if you have a recipe or tip that fits any of our weekly themes, you can do either of the following:

  • Leave a comment on participating blogs with a link to your recipe/tip
  • Publish a post of your own, and grab the juicy Fall Fest 2010 badge (illustrated by Matt Armendariz of Mattbites)

We hope to see you in the kitchen!