Smoked Pears - BBQ Central

Go Back   BBQ Central > General > General Barbecue
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-28-2007, 11:17 AM   #1
Smoker


 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 311
Smoked Pears

Here's a few recipes that have been a home run lately both with friends and clients.

First one:

Smoked pears w/ raspberry compote

To make the compote:

Put 1 cup of black raspberry in a sauce pan on low heat. Place a 12 oz bag of thawed frozen rasperries in with it. Have another bag on standby to add at the end. Let it cook down for about an hour until it gets very thick. Stirring often so the sugars on the bottom don't burn.

Once it's thick, taste it and add to taste:

Turbinado sugar (I usually add 1/4 to 1/3 cup)
Ground Cloves
a little cinnamon
and a light touch of Gournd Ginger

I tend to go a little on the strong/sweet side to compensate for the other bag of thawed raspberries I add at the end.

At the very end, I add the other bag of berries and stir until they are warm and then take them off of the heat.

At this point, I cut some bosc pears in half and core out the center to get rid of the seeds and place them into a foil pan.

Scoop the compote into the pears, drizzle some melted white chocolate over them along with some toasted hazlenuts.

I put them on a 325* to 350* smoker for about 15 to 20 minutes using apple wood for smoke.


Second one:

Smoked pears w/ gorgonzola cheese

Take some bosc pears cut in half and core them out.

Mix the following together:

Crumbled Gorgonzola or Blue cheese. (The only difference is what animal the milk that made the cheese came from)

Toasted walnuts

Dried cranberries (reconstituted if you'd like)

Add this mixture to the pears and place on a 325* to 350* smoker for 15 to 20 minutes, or just until the cheese starts to melt a bit using apple wood for smoke.

Take off the smoker and drizzle the pears with some orange blossom honey.



Tim
__________________

CarolinaQue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 03:09 PM   #2
Wizard of Que
 
Green Hornet's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Port st. Lucie, Florida
Posts: 1,811
I like the first one. Does 20 mins in the smoker make it taste smokey enough?
__________________

__________________
YABBA DABBA DOO!
Green Hornet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 03:18 PM   #3
Smoker


 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 311
Green,

I really think so. Pears don't take much time at all to soak up the smoke. That, and I like the smoke for fruit to be real suttle. But if you like more smoke, just leave them in a bit longer. Bosc pears do well in high heat.

Tim
CarolinaQue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 03:19 PM   #4
Wizard of Que
 
Green Hornet's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Port st. Lucie, Florida
Posts: 1,811
Kewl! Gonna give it a try!
__________________
YABBA DABBA DOO!
Green Hornet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2007, 11:41 AM   #5
Smoker


 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: CHARLESTON, S.C.
Posts: 325
That souds great
BONE HEADS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2007, 01:03 PM   #6
Wizard of Que
 
bknox's Avatar


 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Cicero, IL
Posts: 1,704
That pear recipe sounds great! Love Gorgonzola (wife hates it but she doesn't cook much). I may have to give it a spin.

How about some pictures?

Thanks!
__________________
Bryan Knox
Knox's Spice Company
Regional & Specialty Dry Rubs and Seasonings
Find Us on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/knoxspice
bknox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2007, 01:38 PM   #7
Smoker


 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 311
I'll take some pics next time I make them. Should be either this or next weekend.

If you make the cheese version, you don't need much. As those of you that are familiar with it, probably already know that it is a strong flavored cheese. I use a 2 to 1 measure of the walnuts/cranberries to cheese mixture.

Tim
__________________

CarolinaQue is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off







Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×