What is it about these early, rainy, Autumn days that makes me want to get in the kitchen and try something new? I think maybe it's the change in the local food that's available. For us, it's time for apples, and pumpkins and greens. It's also time for pears that are juicy, ripe and just about falling off the trees.
This week, I was blessed with a bushel of fresh picked pears from a friend. I will can most of them to have for those cold winter nights when we want some fresh tasting fruit. But, we will also enjoy many of them fresh. This morning, I decided to try something different to have with breakfast. Fried Pears- and oh, my, how delectable they were! The soft, sweet, yet crunchy, chewy texture was unbeatable. Our house smelled like an Amish bakery and these pears tasted just like an Amish schnitz pie, minus the crust! A portion of these pears along with a slice of fresh baked bread with home made butter (learn how here) was the perfect rainy morning treat! This recipe can easily be reduced or increased as needed for the size of your family. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
Amish Fried Pears
1 fresh pear per person, peeled and diced
1 tablespoon brown sugar per pear used
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon per pear used
1 tablespoon butter per pear used
Melt the butter until bubbling. Add the pears and other ingredients.
Cook the mixture, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
The pears are done when fully coated with the other ingredients, and browned until crispy. Serve warm and enjoy!