Goat Cheese and Pear Salad
Chef Liz ThompsonProvencal RecipesSaladTaste

Goat Cheese and Pear Salad

Once I tried the Roussanne and Belle Blanc wines from Acquiesce Winery I had a perfect summer salad in mind. The Goat Cheese and Pear Salad recipe below is a perfect complement with these Rhône-style wines. Quick to prepare, this salad is a perfect compliment with the Acquiesce Roussanne and …

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Poached Pears French Classic
DessertFrançois de MélogueProvencal RecipesTaste

Poached Pears Try French Classic Poires Belle Helene

Poached pears might be one of the easiest French desserts to serve. The preparation time is short and there is quite a variety of combinations you can create. It’s a simple dessert to master and can be easily altered to suit your tastes. To better understand where the dessert “Poris Belle …

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pear frangipane tart
David Scott AllenDessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste

A Sweet Pairing Recipe for Pear Frangipane Tart

Today’s recipe is a combination of one of my recipes, and one by my friend Inger, who writes The Art of Natural Living. She posted a pear frangipane tart sometime before Christmas and I had been tasked with finding a Christmas dessert to go with a 1999 Château d’Yquem Sauternes …

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Fall Plating for Chocolate Pear Tarts
DessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste

Chocolate and Pear Tarts a Fall Dessert

This chocolate and pear tart is a perfect dessert for autumn. Chocolate and pears are a magnificent marriage of flavour and texture. Also for this dessert, I created a leaf design with raspberry coulis and caramel on a white plate (using squeeze bottles) and then blended the colours with a …

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Poached Pears Chocolate Sauce
David Scott AllenDessertFlans, PuddingsProvencal RecipesTaste

Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce for Dessert

Helen of Troy was known for her great beauty. In Greek mythology, she was Zeus and Leda’s daughter and was said to have been the most beautiful woman in the world. She wasn’t without her issues, though. Just read up on her, and you will be glad she wasn’t your …

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Pear Custard Pie
David Scott AllenDessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste

Pear Custard Pie Easy Desserts

The inspiration for this Pear Custard Pie comes from my friend Ingrid and her blog the Art of Living Naturally. The dessert is easy to prepare and looks beautiful when it’s cooked.

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Mirabeau Rosé Poached Pears Fall Recipe
DessertFlans, PuddingsMaison Mirabeau WinesTaste

Rosé Poached Pears a Fall Recipe

Rosé poached pears make an easy (and delicious) dessert whenever you find the ripe fruit in season.

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Winter Dinner Party Menu Roasted Pears with Crème Anglaise
DessertFlans, PuddingsProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste

Roasted Pears with Crème Anglaise for Dessert

Pears are a fruit that is well-suited to desserts like this one with Roasted Pears and Crème Anglaise.

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Stuffed Poached Pears
David Scott AllenDessertFlans, PuddingsProvencal RecipesTaste

Stuffed Poached Pears with Berry Purée

It’s sad to see the end of the summer stone fruit – plums, peaches, nectarines and apricots. However, in their place, a variety of apples and pears indicate the start of new dessert opportunities. This recipe for Stuffed Poached Pears includes an element of surprise.  The dessert is easy to …

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Sunken Pear Cake Versunkener Apfelkuchen
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste

What to do with all those Pears? Make Sunken Pear Cake

It is a funny thing when you start to think about how recipes change and evolve. My grandmother almost never followed a recipe, yet her Christmas cake never failed her…mine is a different story. Kuchen is the German word for cake, and this recipe for Sunken Pear Cake is David’s slight …

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