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Pear, Prosciutto and Mozzarella Quesadilla

4 8-in. flour tortillas 1 medium-size firm pear, cored and thinly sliced (about 2 cups), divided 3 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, divided 2 cups baby arugula (about 2 oz.), divided 6 ounces mozzarella or fontina cheese,…

Pear and Cranberry Crisp

Pear and Cranberry Crisp 3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cooking) 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed light-brown sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled) 1/4 cup blanched almonds, chopped 1/2 teaspoon…

Butter Lettuce Salad with Gorgonzola and Pear Dressing

Butter Lettuce Salad with Gorgonzola and Pear Dressing 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons pear nectar 1 1/2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard Half a 6-ounce…

Pear Roquefort Salad

Pear Roquefort Salad INGREDIENTS 1 head leaf lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces 3 pears - peeled, cored and chopped 5 ounces Roquefort cheese, crumbled 1 avocado - peeled, pitted, and diced 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions 1/4…

Pear and Granola Muffins

Pear and Granola Muffins For Muffins 1 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 large eggs 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar 1/2 cup plain…

Asian Pear Green Smoothie and Cucumber, Apple and Romaine Green Smoothie

Asian Pear Green Smoothie INGREDIENTS 1 cup organic non-dairy milk or water (I used 1/2 coconut milk and 1/2 water) 1 cup organic baby spinach 1/2 large organic Asian pear, cored and diced (or 1 whole small/medium, mine was pretty…

Ina’s Apple and Pear Crisp

Ina's Apple and Pear Crisp INGREDIENTS 2 pounds ripe pears (4 pears) 2 pounds firm apples 1 teaspoon grated orange zest 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed…

Sharp Cheddar and Pear Grilled Cheese

Sharp Cheddar and Pear Grilled Cheese INGREDIENTS 1 ripe pear, cored and sliced 2 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, thinly sliced or shredded (use 4 oz. for extra cheesy sandwiches) 1 tbsp. butter, softened 4 slices hearty bread DIRECTIONS Heat…

Croque Monsieur Sandwich with Pears

Croque Monsieur Sandwich with Pears INGREDIENTS 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard 8 slices whole-wheat bread 4 teaspoons light mayonnaise 2 ripe pears, cored and thinly sliced 8 ounces leftover ham slices 4 ounces Swiss cheese (4 to…

Roasted Bosc Pears with Brown Sugar and Vanilla Ice Cream

Roasted Bosc Pears with Brown Sugar and Vanilla Ice Cream INGREDIENTS 1/3 cup apple juice 1/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 firm Bosc pears, peeled, halved, cored (about 1 pound) Vanilla ice…

Pear Ideas

Pear Ideas Not sure what to do with your pears, aside from eat them by hand? Here are a few fun ways to experiment with this wonderfully fragrant and juicy fruit!   Pears wrapped with Blue Cheese and Prosciutto In a large bowl,…

Apple and Pear Crisp

Apple and Pear Crisp From cooking light magazine, you can make this crisp using all apples or a combination of apples and pears….and you don’t have to feel guilty about eating it! INGREDIENTS ¾ Cup whole wheat flour 1 ¼ cup…