Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pears, Apples, and Pie, Oh My!!...FALL INTO FLAVOR

My mom has fruit trees in her yard...various apples, pears, and even two pecan trees. Back in August when I visited, the pears were the size of a large golf balls. Well, a little more time, and they are now the size of a fist.
She visited last weekend on their way back home from having gone to Katie's second birthday party...and she brought me two sacks, one of pears and one of apples!

I have washed, peeled and sliced each bagful and now am deciding what to do with the golden, scrumptious pieces of fruit.

My first endeavor was a fresh pear crumble pie...and it is not low fat...but it sure is good.

Printed from COOKS.COM
1 unbaked 9 inch pie shell
4 c. peeled and cored pears cut in eighths
1 c. sugar
3 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 c. flour
5 1/3 tbsp. butter
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. mace
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. grated lemon rind
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix pears, lemon rind, 1/2 cup sugar and lemon juice
nd arrange in unbaked pie shell.
Combine flour, remaining 1/2 cup sugar and spices.
Cut butter into flour mixture until crumbly.
Sprinkle over pears.
Bake for 45 minutes or until pears are tender.

The first fruits of the treats she shared with me were not going to be in a "calorie counting" dish.

Next time I'll be good and make it with splenda, low fat margarine and whole wheat flour, but for now, we're enjoying the "fruits of their labor"...and loving every bite.

Isaiah 27:6
In days to come Jacob will take root,
Israel will bud and blossom
and fill all the world with fruit.

with "Linda, Lidna, or Liddie"--whichever u prefer...We love her, call her lots of names cause she makes us LAFF!