1. Heat the oil in a large pan and sauté onion and beets until
the onion is soft.
2. Add pears and sauté for 3 minutes.
Add vinegar and sugar and mix well.
4. Add the cabbage and
cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.
5. Rub the porkchops with
salt and pepper and fry in butter for about 4 minutes on each
6. Serve with the hot slaw.
Maple Syrup–Baked Pears
A really fast and easy dessert. It almost makes itself.
2 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons butter
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Peel the pears and cut them in
3. Place pears in an oven proof dish and pour on the
4. Add butter.
5. Bake for 10 minutes, turn them
over and bake for another 10 minutes.
Pear & Hazelnut Pie
A really great fall pie, the hazelnut filling has a crunch to it,
and is so perfect with the sautéed pears.
3 cups plain flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 stick butter, in pieces
1 tablespoon cold water
1. To make the crust, place flour, sugar, and butter in a food
processor and blend until mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
2. Add the egg and cold water and blend until it all comes
3. Wrap in plastic and and refrigerate for 1 hour.
5. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
6. Press the cold dough into
a greased (round or square) 9-inch pie tin.
7. Trim the edges
with a knife.
8. Prick the base with a fork.
9. Bake for 8
10. In a large bowl mix together hazelnuts, sugar,
and egg whites.
11. Spoon the mixture into the pie and bake
for 10 minutes.
12. Cool on a wire rack.
13. Place pears,
butter, sugar, and vanilla in a pan and cook for 5 minutes.
14. Pour the mixture over the pie and serve.
Pears In a Pot
A really fun dessert, every guest gets their own cake. No
fighting over the last piece on the cake stand.
1 cup ground hazelnuts
4 cup sugar
1 cup plain flour
1 stick butter, melted
2 tablespoons dark rum
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 egg whites, soft peaks
4 pears, peeled
1. Preheat oven to 380ºF.
2. In a large bowl mix together
hazelnuts, sugar, and flour.
3. Add butter and vanilla and mix
4. Fold the egg whites into the batter.
5. Fill 4 ramekins
with the batter and place a pear in each one.
6. Bake for
about 20 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.
Dried Pear Slices
Use as decoration on cakes, cupcakes, or simply place in
1. Preheat oven to 300ºF.
2. Cut the pear into thick slices.
3. Dip slices in lemon juice and then in sugar.
4. Place on a
parchment-lined baking tray and bake for 10 minutes. Then
turn them over and bake for another 10.
5. Let cool.