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Spicy Red Anjou Pear Sauce

Spicy Red Anjou Pear Sauce: How-To

Spicy Red Anjou Pear Sauce

Spicy Red Anjou Pear Sauce

Pears are a favorite fruit at our home.  We like the Red Anjou Pear used in salads or fresh slices, though rarely cook with them.  Cinnamon spiced apple sauce is a favorite too, so decided why not make Spicy Red Anjou Pear Sauce.  I have several old cookbooks, 1940s, and 50s, they did not have recipes for pear sauce.  There was pear jam, preserves,  jelly or pears mixed with other fruits for chutneys.  So, I made the pear sauce as I do  spicy apple sauce.

 How-to  for making Spicy Red Anjou Pear Sauce

Red Anjou Pears

Red Anjou Pears

The Anjou pears are sweet and juicy as well nutritious. One fresh medium size pear has 100 calories. They are fat-free, cholesterol-free and sodium-free and provides soluble fiber.  Pears are an excellent source of vitamin C and potassium.

These pears were from the local grocery, I don’t know where they are grown locally.   Wash them good to get any pesticides off the peel even before peeling them.

Peeled Anjou Pears

Peeled Anjou Pears

After peeling each, I put  them in a pan of water with a tablespoon of lemon juice to prevent the pears browning.  I find it easiest to use the vegetable peeler.  When all peeled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces before cooking.

While placing them in the sauce pan, water and seasons, a picture was forgotten.  I added enough water to cover and added another tablespoon of lemon juice to the water, again to prevent the browning, also adds a little extra flavor.  Recently made another 2 pints of the Spicy Red Anjou Pear Sauce and added about 2 tablespoons of orange juice when cooking.

After the pears were boiling for about 5 minutes, I added the ground cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.  They were on the hard side, needed to ripen a little more, so I simmered them about 30 minutes or more until tender and softened.  Cooking will vary to the ripeness and your preference.

Cooking Spicy Red Anjou Pears

Cooking Spicy Red Anjou Pears

When they were cooked tender, I added a teaspoon of vanilla.  They were cooked more than in the above photo.  While still hot, put 1/2 to 1 cup pears in the blender to puree.  I pureed them more than I had preferred for this first time.  Having some lumps of pear in the sauce is more to my liking.  Again that is your preference.

Spicy Red Anjou Pear Sauce

A cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice flavored sauce made from Red Anjou Pears. A tasty side dish to have with pork, chicken or vegetarian as salad or dessert. Serve with cottage cheese.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert, Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 cups
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 4 Red Anjou pears
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups water to cover pears again more or less to your preference
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated fresh nutmeg or ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Wash and peel pears.
  • Core and cut into 1/2 inch pieces into a pan of water with 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
  • Drain the pears and put into 4 quart sauce pan.
  • Add water to cover pears, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.
  • Add the sugars and salt.
  • Cook to boiling for 5 minutes.
  • Add the cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg.
  • Cook for 30 minutes, longer if preferred for a softer pear.
  • Remove from heat; add the vanilla.
  • Puree in small batches 1/2 cup to 1 cup of to the thickness preferred.</span>
  • Pour into bowl to store or pour into clean sterile pint jars.
  • Refrigerate until use.

Notes

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2 Pints of Spicy Red Anjou Pear Sauce

2 Pints of Spicy Red Anjou Pear Sauce

The 4 pears actually made about 2 1/2 pints or 5 cups of sauce.  The sauce had to be sampled to see if it was sweet, spicy, good and edible.   It was!   The jars were refrigerated until used. The sauce did not last long, it was more pears and another batch of Spicy Red Anjou Pear Sauce.

Spicy Red Anjou Pear Sauce

Spicy Red Anjou Pear Sauce

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Stuffed Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce

Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce

Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce with Cheese on top.

 

Stuffed Salmon Shells

The large pasta shells were stuffed with canned salmon, a blend of vegetables topped with creamy lemon sauce and shredded mild cheddar cheese before putting into the oven. The lemon sauce adds a slight tart flavor to the stuffed salmon shells.

Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce

Stuffed Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce and Cheese

 

Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce

Large pasta shells are stuffed with salmon patty mixture and topped with a creamy lemon sauce with shredded mild cheddar cheese on top.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Seafood
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • STUFFING

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 350 F. Grease a 9 x 13 oven proof casserole dish.
  • Cook 10 large pasta shells as instructions on the package. Rinse in water and set aside.
  • Add the drained, rinsed salmon into a large bowl.
  • Add the stuffing ingredients and blend well.
  • Fill each shell with the salmon mixture.
  • Set shells into the greased casserole.
  • MAKE THE LEMON SAUCE
  • Melt butter in a saucepan that will hold 2 cups.
  • Blend in the flour with a whisk until thickened.
  • Gradually whisk in the chicken broth and cream or evaporated milk.
  • Using a whisk, stir constantly while cooking to a smooth and medium thick sauce.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add the lemon juice and nutmeg, blend.
  • Pour the sauce over the stuffed salmon shells.
  • Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese on top.
  • Bake 350 F for 20 minutes, until browned and bubbly.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes before serving

Notes

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The evolution of Stuffed Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce

I am sure we all have a menu to resort to at the end of  pay period. Mine was making tuna casserole, using noodles, peas and a can of tuna, maybe with a can of mushroom soup. After about 3 months of that recipe, my husband informed me he did not like tuna.  So I switched to salmon patties for awhile. Well,  50 year later, tried salmon patties again.  After a couple of meals, decided best to look for another recipe to use canned salmon.  It was the development of Stuffed Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce with cheese.

Stuffed Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce

Stuffed Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce

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Chicken & Mushrooms in Herb Sauce

Chicken & Mushrooms in Herb Sauce

Chicken & Mushrooms in Herb Sauce

Chicken & Mushrooms in Herb Sauce

 Chicken and Mushrooms in Herb Sauce

This recipe is great for those evenings you are running  behind in the schedule. There is the entree of chicken breasts with a mushroom her b sauce to put over rice, pasta or potatoes. Just add a green veggie such as green beans and a salad of cabbage apple slaw, and ending with the family’s favorite dessert.  May I suggesr peach up-side down cake for the dessert.  

Chicken & Mushrooms in Herb Sauce

Mushrooms and chicken breasts in a creamy and herb flavored sauce to enhance rice, pasta or potatoes. Comfort food at its best.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Poultry
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts skinless, boned and halved
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cream *
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup large fresh white button mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth or more as needed

Instructions

  • Butterfly ** the chicken breasts and pound to make them equal thickness.
  • Mix the bread crumbs, thyme, sage, black pepper and sea salt in a plastic bag.
  • Pour the cream into a bowl.
  • Heat the olive oil and butter in a skillet.
  • Dip each of the chicken pieces into the cream then in bag of seasoned bread crumbs, shake to coat the chicken with crumbs.
  • Lay the chicken pieces into the hot oil/butter mixture.
  • Brown the chicken on both sides.
  • Remove to a plate and keep warm.
  • Pour the broth in the skillet, breaking loose any crumbs in the skillet*** with a whisk.
  • Add the flour and stir to blend; add more chicken broth if too thick.
  • Return the chicken to the skillet and layer the sliced mushrooms over the chicken.
  • Heat chicken and mushrooms in the sauce until cooked through.
  • Serve over rice, pasta or mashed potatoes.

Notes

*Undiluted evaporated milk can be used as cream substituter.**Remove the fat from chicken breast; to butterfly, cut horizontally through the thickest part of the breast until it opens up as a book. do not cut through or off. Pound the piece of breast between wax paper, to get it equal in thickness. ***To deglaze a pan, pour a small amount of liquid into pan of residue bits of chicken to loosen and heat to become a part of the sauce before adding the flour and liquid. .

 √ Benefits of Mushrooms:

  • They are low in calories and sodium
  • They  are fat-free, cholesterol free, gluten-free.
  • They are a good source of B vitamins, i.e. riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid.
  • They have vitamin D, copper, copper, potassium and selenium.
  • They provide antioxidants to protect inflammation from disease and strengthen the immune system.

√ For more Benefits of Mushroom information go to www. mushroominfo.com/benefits.

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Putting Maple Mesquite Bar-B-Que Sauce into canning jar.

Canning Maple Mesquite Bar-B-Que Sauce

Putting Maple Mesquite Bar-B-Que Sauce into canning jar.

Canning Maple Mesquite Bar-B-Que Sauce

Canning a quantity of Maple Mesquite Bar-B-Que Sauce gets you ready for the season. The weather gets warmer, sunshine and schools on Spring Break and the feeling of winter is over. We look for fun foods to eat and go or share with friends in the backyard. 

 Maple Mesquite Bar-B-Que Sauce ingredients.

Maple Mesquite Bar-B-Que Sauce ingredients.

This recipe has many ingredients which makes about 3 pints.  I like to store in the refrigerator to have available for barbecuing or adding to foods such as in meatloaf.

Turkey and Sausage Meatloaf

Turkey and Sausage Meatloaf with Maple Mesquite Bar-B-Que Sauce as a  condiment.

 

Make the sauce is easy after measuring all the ingredients into a large kettle, it is just letting it cook until well blended and heated through.

Kettle of cooking Mesquite Bar-B-Que Sauce

Whisk to blend ingredients, simmer 30 minutes.

Canning Maple Mesquite Bar-B-Que Sauce

6 cups of bar-b-que sauce can be refrigerated, ready for use.

6 cups of bar-b-que sauce can be refrigerated, ready for use.

Enjoy Maple Mesquite Bar-B-Que Sauce over a recipe of  slow cooked Chicken Wings.

Spring Time: Maple Mesquite Bar-B-Que Sauce

A savory sauce to use for barbecuing on chicken, beef, pork or lamb. A sweet piquant sauce to use as a condiment on sandwiches, eggs or fried potatoes, kick up sloppy joes a notch.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: sauce/condiment
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 cups
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 4 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce light sodium
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoon mesquite liquid smoke

Instructions

  • Put all ingredients in a large kettle, with a wire whisk, blend together.
  • Cover and heat the sauce on medium heat to boiling.
  • Simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Whisk frequently to prevent sticking or burning. The sauce will become thicker and darker in color.
  • Wipe the underside of the lid to prevent some of the moisture from dropping into the sauce.
  • Remove from heat.

Notes

The maple syrup and/or mesquite liquid smoke could be omitted for a milder flavored barbecue sauce is preferred. Putting the hot sauce in 3 pint jars will seal the lids. Allow to cool to room temperature and store in the refrigerator.   

 

What goes with a plate of Maple Mesquite Bar-B-Que Sauce Chicken

Plate of Roasted Red Pepper Deviled Eggs

Roasted Red Pepper Deviled Eggs

Green Beans, Red Potatoes and Pasta

Green Beans, Red Potatoes and Pasta

Ready to serve Platte County Pie

Ready to serve Platte County Pie

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Maple Mesquite Bar-B-Que Sauce

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A piquant and savory sauce for meats, eggs, potatoes and as a condiment.
Author:
Recipe type: Sauces
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 cups
Ingredients
  • 4 cups ketchup
  • 4 cups ketchup
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce, light sodium
  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce, light sodium
  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce
  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce
  • ½ cup Dijon Mustard
  • ½ cup Dijon Mustard
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mesquite liquid smoke
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a large kettle, with a wire whisk, blend together.
  2. Cover and heat the sauce on medium heat to boiling; simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Whisk frequently to prevent sticking or burning. The sauce will become thicker and darker in color.
  4. Wipe the underside of the lid to prevent some of the moisture from dropping into the sauce. Remove from heat.
Notes
The sauce can be poured into 3 pint jars or quart jars to be saved. When jars have cooled, store in refrigerator.

 

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