My opinion on the humble pear is this:
a raw pear when eaten at the opportune moment is a glorious thing! However that glorious moment occurs for about one hour in each pear's entire existence!So what do we do? We cook them, because they are always delicious when cooked!
I made this pear clafoutis a few weeks ago when I had some friends over for dinner, the cold evening definitely called for a warm pudding and I had a bag of pears that didn't seem to want me to experience their raw glory!
I just made a simple vanilla cake batter, but added some orange zest and ground almonds.
There is a slight nip in the air today and I would not say no to a nice warm slice of this!