“I don’t even think there’s fruit on that tree,” the farmer said, looking across the pasture and then back at me curiously. I promised to report back and he granted me passage. .
I knew there was fruit, in fact the tree was loaded, but the golfball-sized pears blended in perfectly with the tree’s leaves of the same size and hue. Hidden to all but those in search—I had excitedly been watching the fruit develop from the road since bloom when the forgotten tree made itself visible.
Rooted next to the remnants of an old farm house where only the brick chimney remained, this 25’ tall seedling pear stood with bushy feral confidence. .
With the first bite came a fleeting moment of sweet honey flavors followed by mouth coating and then throat closing tannins. Calling these “spitters” was an gross understatement, they were full blown palate wreckers! So you can imagine the farmer’s surprise when I asked if I could come back and pick them.
Ripened off the tree and then softened through fermentation and a year of maturation these seedling pears give our newly released MONTAGE 2017 much of it’s now delicious and intriguing tannic backbone. Available thru our website MONTAGE brings together some of our very favorite aspects of each harvest. Please order by Dec 17 to ensure delivery before the holidays, and if you do we hope you enjoy #linkinbio .
Healthier Pear and Apple Pie
Pecans (1/2 Cup)
Almond or Soy Flour (2-3 Cups depends on pie dish size)
Fat Free Skim Milk (1/4 Cup)
Vanilla Extract (1 Tablespoon)
Nonfat Plain or Vanilla Greek Yogurt (1/2 Cup)
Coconut Oil (2 Tablespoons)
Sativa (2 Tablespoons)
Kosher Salt (1/4 Tablespoon)
100% Pure Maple Syrup (2 Tablespoons)
Baking Powder (1/4 Tablespoon)
Cinnamon (1 Tablespoon)
Directions for pie crust:
1. Line a pie dish with parchment paper
2. Combine flour, kosher salt, maple syrup, coconut oil, milk, baking powder, and egg
3. After a crumbly dough forms press into a pie pan.
4. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 min or until golden brown.
5. Take out of oven and set aside.
Directions for filling:
1. Peel and cut pears and apples into small equal pieces
2. Squeeze lemon juice on them so they do not turn brown
3. In a bowl combine sativa, cinnamon, yogurt, vanilla extract, apples, pears, and pecans
Directions for cooking pie:
1. Add pie filling to cooled crust
2. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until pears and apples are soft
3. Serve with favorite protein ice cream(my suggestion is halo top waffle and pancake flavor or vanilla flavor)
Cambiaron la carta en Maria Condesa y es una delicia. El atún con salsa de cítricos y puré de camote me dejó fascinada. No tuve más remedio que pedir postre. Unas peras en vino blanco. #foodie#tuna#pears#happymeal