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Thanksgiving fruit dish?

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The FMIL has asked me to bring a fruit dish for the Thanksgiving table. No guidelines, although I am avoiding citrus due to food allergies- pineapple is ok though.

Any fabulous ideas?

I'm thinking poached pears, perhaps?

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  1. Ooooh if you can get them poached and spiced quinces would be lovely. They must be cooked and are totally inedible raw. Last year I made a quince and cranberry compote. It was lovely.

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    1. re: Candy

      Candy - did you post this recipe or do you have a link/reference for it? I made a quince compote a couple of weeks ago and was less than thrilled with it - so would appreciate any information you might have.

      1. re: MMRuth

        Candy, I'd love that recipe, too. I just found California Quinces at a reasonable price here, and bought several pounds.

    2. Is this a savoury dish or a dessert?

      For a side dish, I'd do sautéed apples with rosemary and shaved parmigiano.

      For dessert, you can't go wrong with a crisp - although I've been dying to try that pear cake that was in the NYTimes dining section a couple weeks ago.

      1. i've been on a stuffed baked apple kick recently... some brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, butter, a little Calvados... bake em off.

        consider galleygirl's pear tart
        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/43880...

        or

        sir gawain's cake
        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/279043

        1. A fruit soup made with mixed dried fruit.