Thursday, October 2, 2014
Baked Pears with Blackberry Sauce
We went back to house where my husband and his female cousin and southern man looked at pictures from earlier days. It was getting late time to head home, but not before we were giving a dozen eggs from their chickens, a bag of pears, and some pictures. His cousin's wife said she was not sure what type of pears they were, but felt they were for cooking and not eating as is.
It was almost a week before I used the pears and some of them went bad. I decided to bake the pears like my mom use to bake apples with butter and cinnamon. There were some frozen blackberries left over from an earlier barter and I took them out to thaw not knowing what I would do with them.
10 Baking pears
8 Tbsp butter
Core and peel the pears, slice into bite size pieces. Be careful with how small you cut them they will shrink. Pre-heat the oven for 350 degrees, put 5 Tbsp of butter in a baking dish and melt it in the oven. Place pears in the baking dish, sprinkle with cinnamon and mix everything together. Cover with aluminum foil and bake until tender.
4 Cups of blackberries
1/2 cup raisins
4 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
Add everything to a pot and cook on medium heat stirring as you go while gently smashing berries with a fork. Add the raisins after you have smashed up most of the berries cook until it starts to boil and remove from heat.
Once the pears are done add the blackberry sauce and enjoy. I took this to Bible study and it was very popular with the kids up point it is sugar free.