The first official day of fall is just around the corner, yet it seems that summer is still here!
Lots of hurricanes, tropical storms and rainy weather have been the general rule through August and September.
summer really is ending and we are going to start seeing a shift in the
available fruits and vegetables in our local grocer's.
nectarine and berry seasons are behind us and we are beginning to shift
into pears, apples and all of the rich winter squashes and greens.
I always hate to see the summer abundance of sweet delicacies fade away, but I also love what the cooler seasons bring to us.
again, I will find myself back in the kitchen preparing roasted
vegetables, fruit pies and many other baked delights that the summer
months leave us too warm to even consider preparing.
Lately, I have been experimenting with a wide variety of dishes, trying to make them easier and healthier.
best thing I have discovered is that fruit pies, without the bottom
crust are just as tasty and delicious as those with a bottom crust.
I have always hated preparing crusts and never found one that passes the muster on tasty and
healthy - so I decided to completely skip the crust.
Our fresh blueberry pie
apple pie and pear crumb pie are so much easier to fix without the
extra step of crust preparation - and taste just as wonderful.
leaving off the bottom crust allows more of the fruits flavor to
permeate my taste buds without wreaking havoc on my waistline.
So as pear season rapidly approaches, and the cooler weather sets in, get out that old pie pan and start making the best pear pie in the world.