Thursday, September 13, 2012

An Abundance of Pears --Angela

I'm very lucky that this year our pear tree has been so fruitful. (bah dum dum)

view from my window of the pear tree

Especially since it has been inspiring my roommate to make Pear Crisp. (She used to be a Pastry Chef, so she doesn't use a recipe, but more for professional reasons than simple laziness like me.) Here is a basic recipe you can use that would be similar. The nice thing is that a basic Crisp recipe can feature any fruit (or multiple fruits) that are in season.

My real reason for posting (besides to brag that my roommate shares baked sweets with me) is because of my choice of toppings. This serving of Pear Crisp features Vanilla Bean Salted Caramel Sauce from Meredyth and Creme Fraiche from first name twin Angela S. These were both items from the SF Food Swap (see previous blog post) and they helped make my dessert for dinner all that more delicious. The caramel sauce melted smooth and creamy over the warm pears and the creme fraiche stayed a cool counterpoint. I can't wait to try it again; let's hope pear season never ends.