Turkey Day is Thursday! This first-year Bwogger has the perfect recipe for the season: Honey-Baked Pears using ingredients gathered strictly from John Jay and Ferris! If you’re on campus over break, why not give them a try? And if you’re headed home, remember that Ferris and John Jay will be here to welcome you with open arms and environmentally-friendly green take-out boxes when you return.
Disclaimer: Make sure you grab your ingredients with a meal swipe—CU Dining offers take-out boxes for you to bring back to your dorm.
This week: Honey-Baked Pears
Appliances: an oven
(for four small servings, or two bigger ones)
Two fellow first-years, Estevan, a resident of Wallach Floor Six, and Nick, visiting from John Jay, joined Wallach sophomore Madeline in taste-testing some Honey-Baked Pears.
Estevan took a slow first bite, chewed, and said, “Huh, actually really good! It’s a good mixture of, like, sweetness and tartness–a very subtle tart and the perfect amount of cinnamon.” He explained thoughtfully, “It’s sweet enough to be a dessert, but it could be a breakfast.”
Nick, unlike Estevan, is not a natural-born pear eater, admitting, “I don’t like pears usually.” But alas! He seemed surprised to discover that he did like these pears. “They’re not too sweet,” he said. “The yogurt compliments the texture of the pear, and the granola is the perfect amount of crunch; there’s the perfect amount of honey, too.” He described the bite of pear as being “very November, like, 4:36 in November on a Sunday afternoon.”
Madeline gave a disclaimer as well: “I really hate pears.” She took the smallest of small bites. “Everything except the pear tastes great.”
But don’t just take their word for it! Give some Honey-Baked Pears a try for yourself, and let Bwog know how it goes! As always, stay tuned for more Cooking With Bwog, John Jay and Ferris Editions to get the most out of your meal plan.
gourmet food photos via Bwog Staff