The Pearfect Refreshment

My favorite meal of the week is undoubtedly Sunday brunch on the patio with dear friends and a delightful summer breeze. After a hard week of work and before the next one begins, who doesn’t like to indulge in a scrumptious meal and a brunch cocktail? So, I’m always on the lookout for a way to indulge without going overboard on calories. Recently, I had the pleasure to try a Pearllini at a friend’s house – a fresh take on the traditional Bellini. And it was simple! He peeled a fresh, ripe Anjou pear, blended it into a delightfully smooth consistency, gently poured in Prosecco, and garnished with a pear slice. Not only was it lovely, but I liked mine with a good dose of pear puree, cutting down on the alcohol calories while adding a refreshing dose of fruit!

Want to try this nontraditional take on the traditional Bellini? Mix one part pear puree with two parts Prosecco, sparkling rosé, or champagne, serve in a champagne flute, and enjoy responsibly!

About Amy Kweller MS, RD

As a Registered Dietitian, I have a professional relationship with pears. But as someone who loves great food, I also have a personal relationship with pears! So there is no better way to spend my time than blogging about this lovely fruit. I will blog about pears from farm to table; healthy living, cooking, and recipes; the therapeutic benefits of pears and a wholesome diet; and how pears can fit into your lifestyle. I have a background in clinical and community nutrition, and teaching others how to lead healthy, fulfilling lives is my goal and passion – so send me your questions. My hope is that everyone who visits this site will find something that lingers long after the browser closes, and I expect that will be a deeper love of pears!

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