Half Moon Bay, California November 2012

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A tasty treat!

Jim has a tree over flowing with these: apple pears/Asian pears.  A week ago I brought them over to my friend, Martina (from Austria).  She showed me how to make a very easy treat using these -- Asian pear apple strudels!  I'll show you how easy!
 Clean, peel, core and thinly slice 4-6 small Asian pears:  (I snuck in some regular apples I had on hand to use them up!)
 Thank Trader Joe's for these lovely easy to pick up in the freezer section puff pastries!  Then roll out on a board with some flour.

 Fill with some Asian pears, sprinkle a bit of sugar ( hubby suggests brown sugar, I used raw cane sugar) and cinnamon:
 Roll up, close up ends by pinching.  Put into 350 degree over for about 30-40 minutes:
 Wait for top to get a bit golden brown:
 Then take out, slice...
 And serve with some ice cream or whipped cream (I prefer whipped cream!) on the side:
It was wonderful!!!  Thanks Martina!  This week the weather has been a bit more "fall" like.  I am usually in a mood to bake when the weather is cooler... SO, Monday it was pumpkin bread (thanks to Jen Robinson for my favorite go-to recipe), Tuesday was chocolate chip cookies (thanks Toll House for the recipe on the package), and tonight was apple strudel.  I'm thinking I need to go easy on the baking or I may need to join the gym this fall!


  1. Mmmmmm!! Now you're making me drool, Steph! My boys will totally love this!

    Happy Thursday!

  2. Our most delicious pastry adventures happened in Austria. Yum! Kicking myself for being gluten free right now. Sounds so easy and delicious!

    PS: Miss you!

  3. I have never thought to bake with Asian pears! What a special treat and perfect for fall. I might steal this idea for an upcoming cooking with kids post. :o)