creamed pear sauces

Anything you do to apples can also be inflicted on pears.

The pearsauce is the more savory of the two, especially if made with meat or seafood stock. It can be served with meats or fish. I found it combined very well with the berries and other fruits served with the meal.

The pear pudding is sweeter and smoother because of the added cream.

A. creamed pearsauce

2019-11-25

In analogy with soft or pureed applesauce, although the parsnips give this combination a slightly sharper flavor. This pearsauce can be used wherever you would use applesauce.

 

Pic1: creamed pearsauce — 2019-11-25
Pic2: creamed pearsauce, turkey, fruits — 2019-11-26

INGREDIENTS

This is what you need for 4 servings:

  • 2 parsnips
  • 2-3 ripe pears
  • olive oil
  • water / chicken, beef or pork stock
  • S&P

Directions

  •  Slice or chop the pears and parsnips in small pieces.
  • Roast the parsnip in a very hot pan until you see brown edges.
  • Add the pears. Stir together.
  • Add 2 cups of water.
  • Bring to a boil over low heat and stir. Add S&P to taste.
    The sauce will absorb the pear & parsnip flavors.
  • Reduce heat, cover, simmer until the parsnips and pears are soft and beginning to melt. (Pic3)
  • Puree in a blender to make pearsauce. (Pic4)
  • Serve ad enjoy this instead of applesauce.
  • Refrigerate or freeze leftovers until needed. (Pic1)

The pears dominate more than the parsnips in this combination. Cooked parsnips get mealy and seem to lose much of their flavor. The parsnips add bulk with a slight sharpness, and keep it from getting too sweet.  

Potatoes, sweet potatoes and winter squash could add bulk without the sharp by-flavor. If you don't like the sharp parsnip flavor, use one of those.

b. Roasted turkey with pearsauce and fruit

2019-11-26

This was day 3 for this turkey, day 2 for the pearsauce. I microwaved them together, but feel free to use any other method of warming through that you might prefer.

INGREDIENTS

This is what you need for each serving:

 

Pic3: peel, core, slice
Pic4: stew
Pic5: blend

 

Pic6: cold
Pic7: microwaved
Pic8: with fruit: blackberries, blueberries, melon, pineapple, grapes, strawberries

Directions


c. pear creampudding

2019-11-28

This is easy enough to make with just 2 ingredients. Blend the pears in heavy cream.

When you season with salt, it can also be used as a sauce. (see: nopales with eggs)

When you add sweetener instead, it becomes a stand-alone dessert, possibly also served in combination with berries or other fruits.

See acorn squash creampudding for a sweetened dessert version, same method, different vegetable.

INGREDIENTS

This is what you need for 4 servings:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups stewed pears

optional:

  • S&P OR sweetener
Pic9: salted pear creampudding

Directions

Pic10: stewed pears + heavy cream
Pic11: salted pear creampudding
Pic12: served with a nopal scramble