Claire Ptak Brings California Sweetness to an Old-Fashioned English Dessert; Plus, An Apology to Apples and Eve
Pear and a sponge layer - doesn’t get much better than that!
Gorgeous!! That Warhol pic is divine! It’s funny, because I don’t really like pears. As a child I won a competition where we had to eat a pear hanging from a string, hands tied behind our backs. I ate it quickly, obviously 😅 and haven’t enjoyed a pear since! Except Nashi pears. It’s strange what childhood experiences can do to us!
As for pumpkin, it’s strictly a savoury experience for me, not having grown up with the US pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice addictions. I love reading about it though - and have eaten it once when a US friend made it for us (although she had great trouble making it without ‘canned pumpkin’ which is not a thing in Australia!).
Thanks for another great piece of writing-pie Jolene!
So much delicious, Jolene, and after a successful Queen of Puddings this week, must give Eve's Pear Pud a go. But pies have definitely given puds a run for their money lately, and I have to give a massive shout-out to Kate McDermott's pie books and online classes!
This recipe brings back long-forgotten memories of the years when my uncle would send us Harry & David pears around the holidays! That box was always such a treat to open. :)
(Also, agreed that Art of the Pie is 100% the best pie cookbook out there!)
An entertaining story Jolene. I especially enjoyed the apple becoming the hook in the Biblical story so long afterwards!!!
Im committed to pumpkin pie, but pear looks like a great second choice.
I am ready for the cookie Olympics to begin!
Once again, Jolene, your post brings good thoughts of my Mom. She made a wonderful pear pie, so good! I am dreaming of that pie today! And Pear Eve's Pudding is a new one, and I promise I'm going to make it! I hope all is well in Chicago!❤️
What an absolute delight....I wonder if I could cook up a gluten free version of this...Im
Tempted to try! Thanks Jolene!
ooooh that Anne Byrn spinach recipe looks right up my alley...
Fascinating context re the apple/evil/Bible - thank you for sharing that NPR piece, and of course, the pies!!
Star Market. That took me back.
Good morning, Jolene! Been baking chocolate Babka here. I’m new to braided enriched bread baking. It’s fun and rewarding. Love pears. Fascinating history as always. Enjoy your day!
Love the Warhol! I'm going with a pumpkin spice bundt cake this year. Thanks, as always, for the inspiration.
Comice (one of my favs!), Anne, apples, and you! What great company to be in! Thanks for including me. ❤️🥧❤️