Pears are as ubiquitous in Autumn and Winter as stone fruits are in Summer. They are my afternoon snack in these months, and my preference is the brown beurre bosc. The yellow pears of my childhood are no longer the same – mushy when ripe instead of gorgeously juicy with a touch of crispness. I do miss them. But there is now a wide variety of pears from which to choose – red, green, yellow, and brown. Nachi, William Bartlett, Packam, Corella, Anjou, Asian and more.
Poached Apples and Pears with Bay, Cloves, Cinnamon and Lemon, with Yoghurt, Date and Tahini Sauce and Falastin Crumble
This is the delicious crumble and sauce from Tamimi’s Falastin (made without the egg), accompanying poached apples and pears, and some creamy and thick Greek yoghurt.