Pears are versatile and in season now. Here’s how to make the most of this fantastic fruit.
MALVA PUDDING WITH POACHED PEARS
The pears are poached in rooibos syrup, then included in the malva pudding, a SA favourite. To save time, you can use canned pears.
TIP Serve hot or at room temperature with custard or ice cream.
PEAR AND THYME TARTE TATIN
Thyme and pears make for an interesting flavour combination. These tarts can be dessert or even served as part of a cheese board.
TIP Season with sea salt and extra thyme (if using) and serve at room temperature.
CHICKEN, PEAR AND FETA ROLL-UPS
Slice and serve this yummy dish with creamy mashed potatoes.
TIP Remove the twine or toothpicks.
TANGY PEAR SALAD
This wholesome salad can be a light meal. Add chicken for substance.
TIP Lightly mix the ingredients and sprinkle over the salad. Serve immediately.
CARAMEL PEAR TART
This delicious tart is ideal comfort food. Enjoy it with whipped cream and a hot cuppa or serve as dessert with vanilla ice cream.
TIP Leave to cool, remove from the tin and serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
CRISPY PEAR AND CAMEMBERT STACK WITH PEPPER AND CHEDDAR CRACKERS
Drizzle a little honey over the stack and serve with the crackers.
TIP Break the brittle into pieces and put on top of the stack.