Truly, is anyone luckier than me??? You may think, "why yes, I believe I am luckier than her", but let me contradict that thought by telling you that I am the luckiest girl ever. My sister-in-law's mother, that's right...sister-in-law's mother, brought over probably 50 organic pears from her pear tree! We have been eating pears like crazy and loving every second of it. I made pear butter and a pear tart that was awesome! I'll give you the recipe I used for the pear tart, with one small caveat...you need to serve a lot of people with it or you might just end up eating 4-5 slices, like a friend of mine who was visiting the evening we ate it. This is delicious served piping hot with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Now, tell me...how many of you have a sister-in-law's mother that would bring you 50 organic, freshly-picked pears? None of you...that's what I thought...the award for luckiest girl goes to...me!
6-8 pears, pealed, cored and sliced lengthwise
3/4 C sugar
1 1/4 C freshly-ground whole wheat flour
1/4 C butter
1/4 C milk
1/4 tsp. salt
Mix together butter, eggs, sugar and milk. Add in whole wheat flour and salt. Mix together until thoroughly blended. Stir in pealed, sliced pears. Pour into greased 9X9 pan. Cover and refrigerate for several hours. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Serve hot with vanilla ice cream.