Delicious Pear Nachtisch (Dessert!) from Germany

With fall in full swing, the crisp autumn air makes evenings the perfect time to cozy up next to the fire and enjoy a delectable dessert.  To add an international flavor, try one of these decadent recipes from Germany.  Use the German names of each dish to expand your vocabulary and impress friends and family! Steamed White Wine Amaretto Pear with Espresso Chocolate Sauce Amaretto Birnen Ingredients for 4 servings: 450 ml white wine (2 cups) 50 ml Amaretto (1/4 cup) 1 slice organic orange peel 4 USA Anjou pears 1 cinnamon stick 250 ml milk (1 cup) 1 small bag (2 g) espresso instant powder 1 tablespoon sugar 1 pinch of salt 150 g dark chocolate Preparation: Boil up white wine with Amaretto and orange peel. Peal pears and remove stem. Use a kitchen knife to carefully cut out a small wedge-shaped Continue reading

Pearing Up with Good Day Oregon

On February 4, Andy Carson hung out with us at Portland specialty cheese and wine shop Foster and Dobbs, and showed thousands of viewers a few of the marvelous things pears pair well with. Beginning at 4:30 a.m. (eek!), pears were featured on Fox 12’s Good Day Oregon. Here’s a recap of some of mouth-watering pairings created by Foster and Dobbs’ own Luan Schooler: Bosc Pears + Rogue River Blue Cheese If you’re a blue cheese lover and this is the first time you’re learning of Rogue River Blue…you’re welcome. Each exquisite wheel is hand wrapped in grape leaves that have been bathed in, drum roll please, pear brandy. This cheese tasted incredible with the sweetness and subtle spice of Bosc pears, even at 4:30 in the morning! Red and Green Anjou + Swiss and Gruyere Fondue Here’s a shot Continue reading