Last week I visited the most beautiful orchard in Albany (Western Australia). This orchard is typically known for its stone fruit but being past that season we walked in and were greeted by the most amazing variety of pears I have ever seen. There were more kinds of pear than I ever imagined existed. We quickly snapped up two kilos, making sure we had a couple of each variety. We have eaten a lot of them fresh and they are like juicy little bites of heaven, but even I can’t eat that much fruit before it goes bad.
So I have been searching high and low for recipes worthy of these amazing little organic pears and I have found some winners. Usually I try to give you a mix of sweet and savoury dishes when I do these Frankie’s Features posts but I simply couldn’t get past the sweet recipes this time. So I’m sorry to only have one savoury recipe in the mix but if you scroll down I think you might understand why.
9 Pear-fect Recipes
This first recipe is not gluten free but I couldn’t resist sharing it because, well look at that picture. To make this Salted Dark Chocolate Poached Pear Brownie Cake from The Moonblush Baker gluten free just use your favourite blend of gluten free flour (mine is here) and if you need a vegan version try using flax eggs in place of the normal eggs.
This Semi Raw Vegan Chocolate Tart with Wine Poached Pears from Gourmandelle looks like the perfect dish to impress with. It is naturally gluten free but does contain some wine, dark chocolate and brown sugar which is why it is only semi raw, but it looks well worth it to me. Best of all, this only takes 30 minutes to whip together.
This flavour combination is to-die-for, pear and beetroot baked into a beautiful bread using out flour, this is Pear Beetroot Bread topped with citrus twist jam by Contentedness Cooking. I would love to try and make that jam using chia seeds.
Now for the one and only savoury recipe in this entire list, Autumn Pear Salad with Candied Walnuts and Balsamic Vinaigrette from Cooking Classy.
And remember, if you make any of these I would love to hear about it, or see it on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Just tag me @frankiesfeast or use the hashtag #frankiesfeast.