Tuesday, October 03, 2006

b'ear bites

At Zorra's request, here is how to assemble the Brie and caramelized pear bites, or B'ear Bites, as I have chosen to call them.

2 pears
1 T butter
1/8 c brandy (rum can be substituted)
1 pkg. Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
1 wedge of Brie cheese (Alouette makes a rindless Brie that works well)

Peel and core the pears and then julienne them into small pieces. Heat the saute pan on the stove and then add the butter over medium high heat. When it has melted, add the pears and stir until they begin to soften. Add the brandy and continue to cook until most of the liquid has been absorbed. Set aside.

Open the can of rolls (you can also use puff pastry sheets) and lay them flat on the counter. Cut them into 1 inch squares, or whatever shape you can get. I usually get about five or six bites out of one roll. Put a nice dab of cheese in the middle of the square and then add a small spoonful of pears. Wrap it all up like a package and press the dough to seal it tightly.

Bake in a 350 oven for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.

You can do this by using a small baby Brie wheel. Cut the cheese in half so you have two circular layers. Roll out the dough as one sheet. Place the bottom layer in the center of the dough, add the pears, and then put the top layer over the fruit. Wrap the pastry around the whole wheel and bake.

You can read the post that goes with this recipe here.

I also found a great recipe for whipped sweet potatoes and pears here.



zorra said...

Milton, thanks! I will play with these this weekend.
And thanks for the link--that was very kind.

P.S. We got an enormous bag of yellow squash from the co-op too, so I think Turkabama Squash Croquettes are in our future!

don't eat alone said...

You're welcome, Zorra.

You have also piqued my interest: I'm going to chase down some more pear recipes. I'll keep you posted.