So pears and leprechauns might not have too much in common, but I still think you can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend with USA Pears. In fact, I often amuse (or annoy?) my family members with my way of bringing pears into the fold. Pear and pancetta crisps at Easter! Pear crostini for a Thanksgiving appetizer! Pear tart for Christmas! You see the pattern…
Here’s a roundup of delicious-looking pear scones, which I’m generously interpreting from the original Irish soda bread. The two pastries originated in different countries, but they’re both quick breads, and they’re both quite accommodating of pears. Any of these combinations sounds like a great way to celebrate:
- Whole Wheat Pear Scones from Marcus Samuelsson
- Maple Nut and Pear Scones from EatingWell
- Pear Scones with Almond Glaze from Two Cooks One Kitchen
If your festivity-making leans more toward green beer and good cheer than homemade corned beef, order a Snakebite at the neighborhood bar. It’s made with half Guinness beer, half pear hard cider (like Spire), and I hear (but can’t personally confirm) that it’s delicious. Sláinte!