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Karl’s Bartlett Pear Butter

Several weeks ago, I make a roasted chicken using some pear jam that my wife had been given. This was not your standard jelly or thick jam, but a clear jelly mixed with translucent pieces of fruit. I thought that some people might need a substitute for this ingredient in my recipe, so I posted a quick substitute that I had not actually tried to make. I had thought, how hard would it be to make this?

Karl’s Bartlett Pear Butter

Karl’s Bartlett Pear Butter

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Karl’s Roasted Chicken with Sage and Pears

One of the benefits of passing out jams as Christmas gifts is that you get other peoples’ efforts in return. This year, I received some Bartlett pear jam from Michael and Jennifer. While it is good on my breakfast toast, I thought it would make a good base for a chicken marinade. To complete my dinner I had a large vegetable side dish and buttermilk biscuits for the starch eaters.

Karl’s Roasted Chicken with Sage and Pears

Karl’s Roasted Chicken
with Sage and Pears

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Karl’s Bartlett Pear Quick Jam

I am making a roasted chicken with some pear jam that I was given as a Christmas gift. I thought that some people might need a substitute for this ingredient, if they cannot find commercial pear jam. I thought a quick small batch jam was what was needed. Continue reading

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Karl’s Roasted Pears with Caramel Sauce

We were planning to have Uncle Tom’s apricot pie for Christmas Eve dinner, but I forgot to defrost it. At the last minute I threw together this desert. I had a few pears and some leftover store-bought pear-caramel sauce from a previous dinner. Pears, butter, a bit of spice and whiskey and voilà.

Karl’s Roasted Pears with Caramel Sauce

Karl’s Roasted Pears with Caramel Sauce

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Karl’s Boxing Day Pear Compote

This is my sister’s last day here and I am making pancakes for breakfast. I noticed a few pears on the counter that were past their eating prime. Fortunately, they were still good on the inside. I decided to make compote to go on this morning’s pancakes.

Karl’s Boxing Day Pear Compote

Karl’s Boxing Day Pear Compote

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Karl’s Orange and Pear Spinach Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

I decided that I needed some greens to go with my salmon and soup that I am serving to my sister. A spinach salad seemed like a good idea, but plain leaves and dressing did not seem like enough. I have been doing a lot of cooking lately and I have several “left over ingredients” on hand. 

Karl’s Orange and Pear Spinach Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

Karl’s Orange and Pear Spinach Salad
with Lime Vinaigrette

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Karl’s Sage Chicken and Brandied Pears

This week end we are having a lot of company. Pat and Barbara, Jan’s high school friends (actually she has known Barbara since second grade) are coming to the quilt festival and staying two nights. The following day my sister Karen will be spending the night. This leaves me with lots of planning and cooking to do.

Karl’s Sage Chicken and Brandied Pears

Karl’s Sage Chicken and Brandied Pears

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Karl’s Baked Pear Crumble

I saw some pears in the market today. Although I usually do not make desserts, I thought about my mother, Claudia, and her baked apple crumbles. She would slice apples and spread a oatmeal mixture on top and then bake it to sweet, gooey/crunchy delight. I decided to adapt her recipe to pears.

Karl’s Baked Pear Crumble

Karl’s Baked Pear Crumble

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