|~ spiced pear jelly ~|
With the 2012 berry harvest about to commence, it's time I worked on the abundant harvest from 2011, which is still in my berry freezer. Tonight I started off with something 'simple' - my spiced pear jelly. Since I've never had plain pear jelly, I don't know how it compares, but this blend reminds me of Christmas & would be simply astounding on a roasted duck or turkey with fresh cranberry sauce on the side... Or maybe mixed in with a pumpkin pie....
It is also very nicely paired with a creamy blue cheese & some fresh baguette!
Just saying - jams & jellies are not just for morning toast & this blend should definitely not be eaten with peanut butter!! (pb just gets in the way of the flavour!)
(Flavour Hint: star anise, green cardamon, black cardamon, fresh ginger - this is cooked with the pear pieces & then strained out through a jelly bag)