BriarPatch Recipe: Get Cozy with Holiday Recipes Using Five Ingredients or Less

It’s pear season and with lower temperatures and rainfall in the forecast, it’s a good time to start making your meal plan for the upcoming holidays.
Submitted by BriarPatch Food Co-op

It’s pear season and with lower temperatures and rainfall in the forecast, it’s a good time to start making your meal plan for the upcoming holidays.

This week, BriarPatch Food Co-op has a supply of pears grown in California and Washington. Looking for something a little different? Try Bartlett, Golden Bosc, Red Starkrimson and Asian varieties of green pears.

Prepare the recipe below for Spiced Pear Cobbler to create a winning combination of cinnamon-scented comfort.



Find this and other delicious holiday recipes that use five ingredients or less, in a new Thanksgiving recipe guide to BriarPatch Food Co-op.

The Complete Menu Guide was designed for busy people on a budget who don’t want to sacrifice good taste.



Other recipes in the guide include mashed potatoes with fresh cream and gravy, green beans with almonds, cranberry relish, and apple toddy.

Spiced Pear Pie

Ingredients

8 servings

4 cups sliced ​​fresh pears

1 ½ cups sugar

8 tablespoons unsalted butter

¾ cup all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

¼ tsp salt

¾ cup of milk

1 large egg

Ice cream or whipped cream, for serving (optional)

directions

Preheat the oven to 325°. Place butter in 2-quart baking dish; bake until melted, about 5 minutes. If your baking dish has short sides, place a baking sheet on another rack below to catch drips.

Toss the pears with ½ cup sugar and let stand.

Combine 1 cup sugar, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a mixing bowl and mix well. In another mixing bowl, whisk together milk and egg. Slowly add the milk/egg mixture to the dry ingredients and mix to make the batter.

Pour batter over melted butter in baking dish; do not stir.

Arrange sliced ​​pears over dough; do not stir.

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until golden brown and pears are tender. Cover with foil as needed if topping browns too quickly.

Take out of the oven and let cool down. Serve hot or cold with ice cream or whipped cream.