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Pear Cardamom Butter

Posted by osakaben41 on January 24, 2010

Another quick one again, and not even a dessert this time.  We had friends over for brunch this morning, so in the search for something fun to make I came across a great idea over at The Travelers Lunchbox, a very simple, straightforward Pear and Cardamom butter.

With the promise that Pear and cardamom go together like Apple and Cinnamon, this proved too tempting, and too easy to pass up.  We went through a jam phase some years back, even making the apple butter that served as a filling for our wedding cake, so had some experience with the process.  Cutting this recipe in third though means we don’t have to go through the waterbath and the bell jars etc.

And what good is the best jam without something equally decent to put it on?  A favorite go-to bread recipe has been the NY Times version of 18 hour bread (AKA, “No-Knead” bread).  I love the color I get out of this approach, and the tender crumb really worked well here.

As for the taste, I am now a HUGE fan of this pairing.  I’m sure at some point this is going to pop up again in either a Macaron, mousse, or panna cotta form, but for now I’m officially on a Caradmom kick.

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One Response to “Pear Cardamom Butter”

  1. […] recipe online.  The Cardamom was just an added lucky bonus, as I’ve fallen into a bit of a Cardamom kick […]

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