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Pears with Raspberry Sauce By Foodie Home Chef

Simone of Foodie Home Chef continued her generosity by allowing me to post this simple yet elegant dessert to my blog. Check out her great blog. She has a lot of tasty and inspiring content!

Pears with Raspberry Sauce

This tastes totally decadent, like something you’d eat in an expensive restaurant, yet it’s healthy & easy to make. It makes a wonderful breakfast, anytime snack or healthy dessert.

Serves: 2 to 4

2 ripe Bartlett pears (skin should just be starting to turn yellow)
Juice from 1/4 of an organic lemon (approx 2 tsp)
1/2 cup frozen whole red raspberries, thawed (takes about 1 hour) – plus 8 extra for serving
2 Medjool dates, pitted & chopped (see Tip# 1)
2 tsp pomegranate blueberry juice

1. Cut pears in half lengthwise, peel & core. Place them in a glass pie plate or small shallow baking dish & drizzle with lemon juice.

2. Microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes. You’ll know they’re done when they’re soft & you see some liquid in the bottom of the plate.

3. Using a slotted spoon; remove pears to your serving dishes, reserving the liquid.

4. In a blender or bullet; add the 1/2 cup raspberries, dates, pomegranate/blueberry juice & all the liquid from the cooked pears. Blend until smooth.

5. Top pears with raspberry sauce. Garnish each pear half with 2 whole raspberries & serve immediately.

Tips & Suggestions
1. Medjool dates are larger than regular dates & have a magnificent creamy caramel taste to them. You can find them in the produce section of most larger supermarkets.

Green Tomatoes

Green Tomatoes

We had a cold and wet July and it put my tomatoes behind. We are already getting frost here in the mountains. The net result is that I have a lot of green tomatoes. So, I was making my Green Tomato Mincemeat and thought I should remind all of you that this is a good way to use green tomatoes.

Also, have you ever tried replacing 1/3 of the apples in pie, cobbler or crisp with green tomatoes? Try it! It still tastes like apples but it has a touch of sour like green apples. It is really good.

The Old Fat Guy

Bernardin Peach Pie Filling

Bernardin Peach Pie Filling at

This is fresh fruit time of year in British Columbia. I got some wonderful Okanagan peaches from a fruit stand while travelling. Of course, they are great fresh but I bought enough to do some preserving. I had seen the Bernardin Peach Pie Filling in their excellent canning book and I love peach pie and cobbler. Canning some of the peaches would let me have pie and cobblers this winter. It had to be done! Continue reading Bernardin Peach Pie Filling