Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Dessert to be Thankful for...

Okay, so I owe the world...ahem, all 3, maybe 4 of my readers a true Thanksgiving Thankfulness post, but it just isn't coming to me.  That is not to say I am not thankful.  Heck, maybe I can be thankful for double negatives. ;)  

At any rate, no outstanding way to say how thankful I am for all the tremendous blessings in my life is coming to mind at the moment, so...instead I am sharing this yummy recipe.

This has become a holiday staple in our house.  It is so sinfully delicious, yet with a very short ingredient list and the star of the show is definitely the pears.  So there, you can feel half-way healthy enjoying a wonderful slice of this treat.  That is, if you can find it under the mound of homemade whipped cream.  Oh wait, that might just be me. ;)

I know this is wrong, but I have to start with the picture that blatantly reminds us that it is still a dessert and do I put this...not health food?!  Yeah, that works.


Ahhh, but then you add the pears baby.  Mmmmmm.  Never mind the sugar that went in the pan first.  Just don't think about it, put it right out of your mind, no need to worry about it. Pretty, right?


If you're feeling adventurous, or rather, organized--haha--you use their pastry recipe and make yourself this easy and tasty dough.  Once the butter and sugar carmelize--I know, I said don't worry about the sugar, but I had to mention it to talk about the carmel, sorry--you place your lovingly rolled dough (or lovingly unpackaged dough if that is your chosen route) over the pears and tuck it in nicely, like your babe to bed. ;)  


Pop all that goodness in the oven and once the pastry is beautifully browned, take it out, let it sit a bit and then invert it onto a nice serving plate.  Preferably with a rim because there might be some carmel-y goodness seeping here or there.  


There you have it.  It is soooo good and it presents nicely too, if you ask me.  Even hubby who claims a deep-running hatred for cooked fruit desserts will gobble this tart right up. =)  

Oh, and Bugga-approved too.  Okay, that's not a stretch, nearly all food is Bugga-approved. ;)


t h a i t r a i t said...

You had me at the melting butter. Just give me a stick of salted butter and I'm happier than most people. said...

yummy! I wish I could have that right now at almost 12am! Now that would make a great midnight snack! :)

Trish Chibas said...

you have me drooling here! I love how you describe every step. It sounds like something out of a romance novel.

Nathaniel, Elizabeth, and Grace said...

I love dessert that is tasty and pretty to look at! :-) That sounds/looks like it fulfills both criteria.