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Oct 3, 2008 10:32 AM

Fruit dish ideas for brunch using seasonal fruit?

Any suggestions? Pears and apples abound at our farmer's market.

Thank you!

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  1. Tyler Florence's upside down apple french toast is pretty tasty.

    1. You almost can't go wrong with Tyler Florence. I was thinking that pears and cheese go together well, so I Googled for cheese pear bread pudding and came up with lots of ideas. I was thinking to start with a cheddar-black pepper bread and make it savory.

      1. I would cook some apples (peeled and sliced) in a pan with butter, sugar, and cinnamon and a splash of apple juice (or water) and a bit of cornstarch to thicken... until its like a yummy apple pie filling. Then serve this on top of waffles or pancakes with a dollop of whipped cream.
        You could do the same with pears (they cook faster, so watch 'em closely!)

        You could also do something creative with flavoring the whipped cream - maybe hazelnut? (just add a dash of syrup like you put in coffee).

        I'm also seeing alot of peaches and nectarines in the stores, which would be delicious just sliced cold and served.
        Also perhaps a cold salad of oranges or tangerines with kiwi slices - those seem to be coming into season now too.
        If you really want to up the wow factor, bang out some pomegranite seeds over the fruits!

        You could also incorporate pumpkin into pancakes (there was just a recipe on Paula Deen's show for puffed pumpkin pancakes with sugared pecans - topped with maple syrup - that was mouthwatering!)

        1. Get a loaf of baguette and slice on a bias at a forty-five degree angle about 1/2 - 3/4 inch thick. Toast the rounds in the oven for just a moment. Just enough to mage them crunchy. Top the toasts with thin slices of apple or pear, a few crumbles of bleu cheese and drizzle with honey. Goes great with a champagne brunch.