Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Honey Pear Topping

You're going to love this! It's yummy and sweet, but with a hint of ginger to give it some zip.

Local pears and local honey, along with fresh ginger and a touch of lemon juice. Toasted pecans and chopped apples. And a big scoop of cottage cheese. For lunch. Oh, so good! 

And then the next day, I added some pear vinegar to the topping to make it into a salad dressing to use on baby spinach leaves, topped with more of the toasted pecans. (Sorry, no photo of the salad..we were too busy enjoying it!)

Honey Pear Topping

4 ripe pears, peeled and cored
4 Tablespoons mild honey
1 Tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Process lightly. Use immediately or cover tightly and refrigerate.

For my first lunch, I chopped one seeded apple, and put in a large single serving bowl. Topped with a scoop of cottage cheese. Spooned  a generous amount of the pear topping over the cottage cheese, finishing with the toasted pecans. 


For the Honey Pear Salad Dressing...  Add pear or other mild, fruity vinegar to the pear topping, a small amount at a time, to taste. Use with baby spinach leaves or other greens, crumbled gorgonzola or feta, and toasted pecans.

1 comment:

  1. That looks heavenly!!!!! Pecans are one of my worst demons this time of year. Now through Christmas, I bake like a maniac, and pecan pies are the prime suspects. Mmmm.... Now you've put pecans on my mind........jan