March 15, 2006

pear tart tatin, an end to suffering

it's been a while since I posted. Sorry about that -- came down with a lovely case of salmonella whilst in California for a company meeting. This is day 6 of the horror, and the first day I've had any appetite at all. Honestly, the gorier aspects of salmonella are bad enough, but being in San Francisco with no appetite is truly wretchedness. Now that I'm home, I've got a fridge full of cheese and a bowl of lovely fruit I've been utterly uninterested in eating for days. Awful. Truly awful.

Last night, when I started to think about what could be done about the new roommate's overripe pears, I knew I was on the road to recovery. Tonight, when I made -- and eventually even ATE, yay me! -- this pear tart tatin, I knew things were well on their way back to sanity.

pear tart tatin, unmolded

The new roommate (TNR?) can't eat white sugar, so this was a maple syrup based tart, and I have to say, I recommend it to everyone. A bit of cornstarch thickens it up the last little bit, and the maple adds a terrific depth of flavor to the caramel. Yumminess.

Posted by foodnerd at March 15, 2006 01:10 AM
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