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This is a great time of year to get pears! I found a delicious looking roasted pear recipe in a grocery store magazine that came in the mail and I decided to tweak it a little to make it something my family would love.
Last Friday we did a Friday Faves about bacon! So, I decided that this recipe needed some bacon in it. I also once did a post about candied bacon, so I new it would be delicious with the maple candied pecans.
I suggest starting this dish by preparing the syrup first and letting it get to the right consistency. Or, you can do it while the pears bake.
Cut the pears in half and lay them cut side down in a cast iron skillet or oven save pan in 2 T of melted butter. Brown them for 5 minutes. Flip them over and they will look slightly brown.
Now, you slide the pan into a 400 degree F. oven and bake them for 20 min. That is the beauty of cast iron! It can go from the stove to the oven with ease. Now, make sure your syrup is ready for when the pears come out of the oven.
Any variety of pear will work. The 3 most well known varieties are Bartlett, Anjou and Bosc, all of which are usually seasonally available in your produce departments.
Speaking of pear varieties, I got playing around with Paint and made this little kitchen pear variety chart! It is just something fun for pear season. My friend Anita made me the adorable dry erase kitchen menu/shopping list board a couple of years ago. I thought it would be a fun place to display my little chart during pear season.
I don't think Anita is making this right now, but I found some similar things on etsy, like this one. I love this idea, because now my art projects don't have to go into a permanent frame, but I can change them out when the season or the mood strikes me!
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!