Pear Rosemary Danish

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Author Notes: This recipe is based on one my grandmother used to make (and my mother still makes.) The original is for apples, specifically green apples, as in not yet ripe apples. The crust is a tender, sweet pastry crust, and my grandma and mom make it by hand. (I like the food processor, but whichever method your prefer will work.) A simple powdered sugar glaze is applied shortly after it comes out of the oven. It is typically served at room temperature, but it's also good slightly warm. It can be eaten for a sweet breakfast treat, or as a dessert or snack.

I have been experimenting with different fruit and herb fillings. My husband's favorite (so far) is the pear rosemary. I've added rosemary to the dough as well as the filling. In the first version the filling oozed juice, so I decided to add a grated Granny Smith for some extra pectin. A small amount of sugar & lemon add just enough sweetness and zing to the rosemary scented pear filling. I used Starkrimson pears, and left the skins on. I think any firm ripe pear would work, and I leave the skins up to you!

If you want to make the apple version, use green apples, no rosemary, no lemon zest or juice, and 1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar in the filling. My grandma would just layer the apples straight into the crust then sprinkle with the sugar, salt, and butter. - hardlikearmour
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Food52 Review: This isn't your squishy grocery store danish. Even after being draped with a festive trail of icing, every inch of the dish maintains its integrity -- from the flaky, rosemary-flecked crust to the firm, sweet bites of pear in their gentle tart-savory sauce. This recipe is meant to feed a crowd and is just as good warm, room temperature, and even cold the next day (or two). In other words, it's the perfect holiday breakfast. - A&MA&M

Makes 13- by 9- inch pan

Crust

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, chilled
  • 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 & 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • water
  1. Cut butter into 1/2-inch cubes and place in the freezer. Chop enough rosemary for the crust and filling. Preheat your oven to 400º F with a rack in the lower middle position.
  2. Combine sugar, salt, and rosemary in the bowl of a food processor. Process for 30 to 60 seconds to further break up the rosemary, and infuse the sugar with the oil. Add the flour and process for 10 to 15 seconds.
  3. Scatter the butter cubes over the flour mixture, then pulse to combine, about 12 to 15 one-second pulses. The mixture should resemble wet sand, with some pea-sized pieces of butter. Transfer mixture to a medium sized bowl.
  4. In a small bowl whisk the egg and 2 tablespoons of water to combine. Sprinkle the egg mixture over the flour mixture and fold to combine. I generally start with a fork or spoon, then use my hands once the dough has started to come together. You may need to add another tablespoon or so of water to get the dough to come together. It is a fairly soft dough, but it should not be overly sticky.
  5. Divide the dough into 2 unequal portions, the larger being about 2/3 of the dough. Place the smaller portion in the refrigerator.
  6. Flour your counter top or a piece of parchment paper. Use a generous amount of flour to prevent the dough from sticking from the counter. Sprinkle the top of the dough lightly with flour as needed to prevent sticking to the rolling pin. Roll the larger portion of the dough out into a rectangle that is large enough to fit into the bottom, and up and slightly over the sides of a 13- by 9-inch baking pan. (About 17 to 18 inches by 13 to 14 inches.)
  7. Roll the dough onto your rolling pin, then transfer the dough to your pan by unrolling it off. Press into the bottom and sides of the dough into the pan. If needed patch tears with some of the dough overhang or by pressing together with your fingers. (The dough is pretty malleable.)
  8. Set pan aside, and make your filling.

Pear Rosemary filling

  • 2 1/2 to 2 3/4 pounds firm-ripe pears
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons sugar
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • +++++++++++ GLAZE +++++++++++
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk or half-and-half
  1. Quarter and core pears. Cut each quarter into 4 or 5 chunks. Place in medium sized bowl.
  2. Grate apple on the large holes of a box grater into the bowl containing the pears. Add the rosemary, lemon zest and juice, sugar. Toss until well combined.
  3. Transfer pear mixture to the prepared crust. Distribute evenly. Sprinkle with salt. Dot with butter, and set aside.
  4. Roll smaller piece of crust dough into a 13- by 9-inch rectangle on a floured surface. Transfer to the top of the pear mixture. Fold or roll the bottom crust over the top crust and flute the edges or use a fork to press the edges. (I roll the dough down if I want to flute it, or fold it for a more rustic fork-finished edge.) Dock the surface of the crust with a fork.
  5. Bake for approximately 45 minutes, turning the danish 180º after 25 to 30 minutes. The edges of the crust should be nicely browned and the top of the crust should be golden brown. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack.
  6. Whisk the glaze ingredients together, and drizzle over the danish after it has been cooling for 10 to 15 minutes. Cool at least several hours or overnight before cutting and serving.
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11 months ago neighome

Wow. Super delicious. But I'm wondering, what is the purpose of waiting several hours before serving? Thanks for a great recipe!

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11 months ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks! Dunno the purpose -- it was part of the original recipe, and we never ate the danish warm.

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11 months ago neighome

I brought my leftovers to my co-workers, and they loved it, but several thought it was an apple tart, not pear. The granny smith apple I had used was large, and I think it slightly overwhelmed the pears. Made the danish again today, this time using only 3/4 of a large granny smith apple rather than a whole. It seemed to have enough pectin, and let the pear flavor really shine through. The crust is today, as it was last time, absolute perfection!

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11 months ago Ceege

Want to try this recipe, but way too much (how many servings does it make??). Would like to ask Lizb a question since she made several separate coffee cakes from this. Making the two pies, did this include both a top and bottom crust for 2 pies? Thanks for any clarification.

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11 months ago hardlikearmour

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I think you'll have better luck if you cut the recipe in half and make it in an 8-inch square baking dish. There won't be quite enough crust to do 2 9-inch pies IMO. If you want to go that route I think 1 1/2 times the dough would work well -- you'd have enough to make 4 13-inch rounds of dough.

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about 1 year ago 2-2-1 b

This is an awesome recipe. The rosemary is perfect.

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11 months ago hardlikearmour

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Thank you!

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over 2 years ago michikodale

Oh! this is a perfect recipe for me! I have some prolific rosemary bushes in my yard and garden AND my mother has a generous pear tree that gives us so many pears that we tire of the same old recipes. This is great!!!!

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over 2 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thank you! I hope you will give it a try next pear season.

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over 2 years ago AlisonPK

After reading the comments, I decided I HAD TO HAVE this for breakfast on Christmas Day. It was good, but not as amazing as I had hoped. I agree that it would be better served warm.

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over 2 years ago hardlikearmour

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I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed by it.

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over 2 years ago EmilyC

Just wanted to let you know that I made your danish again for dear friends who visited the morning after Thanksgiving. It's just perfect in every way and it was a huge hit all around. I just love love love the crust...it stays so crisp and flaky even after a few days. I'll be making this danish for years to come.

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over 2 years ago hardlikearmour

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I'm glad you and your friend's enjoyed it! Hope you had a lovely holiday!

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almost 3 years ago lizb

I just wanted to add that I made the full recipe, but divided the dough into something resembling thirds, and used two of them in a traditional 9" pie dish, and divided the last third in half and made two huge hand pies/turnovers. The cooking times are a little different, but if you watch it you can see when the crust browns properly. The best part of this method is that I could take the tart in the pie tin to our family brunch, and even though we ate it all I still came home to leftovers!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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I'm thrilled you & your family enjoyed it! I love your clever hand pie idea, too.

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almost 3 years ago lizb

In general I love the combination of pears and rosemary, but this tart takes it to the next level. It is REALLY amazing. I made the tart last week for a family get together and everyone raved. Including my brother-in-law who "doesn't eat baked fruit" (seriously?). I would love to try it warm, possibly with a little vanilla ice cream, but it was absolutely perfect for brunch – we didn't get up from the table until it was polished off!

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almost 3 years ago EmilyC

This recipe has been calling my name ever since you posted it, and I finally got a chance to make it today while visiting family. It's simply fantastic. I love, love, love the pear and rosemary combination, and the crust is so unbelievably flaky and delicious. It got rave reviews from everyone. We enjoyed it slightly warm...looking forward to "testing" it at room temperature and cold, too!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Oh, Emily! Thank you so much! You've made my day ?

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almost 3 years ago elaina.samardzija

Great recipe and wonderful inspiration! I tried this recipe out this past weekend and it was a success. Thanks you for sharing and for all the wonderful recipes you post.

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thank you, elaina! I'm thrilled you tried it, and enjoyed it, and made DOUGH! The dough is pretty heavy in sugar so it will brown pretty easily on you. If you give it a go again, make a little foil ring to cover the edges of the crust after they've browned nicely (check at 30ish minutes.) I do bake it in the lower middle rack position, too, to help prevent too much browning.

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almost 3 years ago elaina.samardzija

Oh my goodness! I tried your recipe and it was fantastic...except for a few crispy edges because the rack in the oven was too high up I'm imagining. It was a big hit :) I even posted my attempt at your beautiful recipe on my blog (and of course gave you full credit). http://flavourfoodandwine... Thanks for the recipe and the inspiration! I follow all the time :) Elaina :)

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Your photos are gorgeous! Thanks for the shout-out on your lovely blog.

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almost 3 years ago elaina.samardzija

Thank you so much! I'm glad you like the site :) And thanks for the tip...the foil thing will definitely be on my to do list next time! And will most likely place it a bit lower too. Thanks!

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almost 3 years ago cookinginvictoria

Yay -- congratulations, hla! So glad to see you in the winner's circle again. This recipe looks and sounds so delicious. And I love the fact that it is inspired by a recipe from your grandmother and mother. Can't wait to try it!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thank you, civ! I can't wait until the potluck. I'm really excited to meet everyone.

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almost 3 years ago creamtea

Congratulations! I look forward to trying this!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, creamtea! I hope enjoy it!

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almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

I've been neglect.....Congratulations on such a well deserved win!!!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks you, ipk! Thursday night my husband made his one pot dinner, which was inspired by you posting your Hunky Dory version!

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almost 3 years ago AmyW

Congratulations on the win! I might make this this weekend. Sounds scrumptious!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, AmyW! It is pretty scrumptious!

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almost 3 years ago Savourthesenses

I love pears, yet never bake with them! I need to try this!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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I hope you get a chance to try it!

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almost 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Many, many congrats HLA! Yesterday was so busy I didn't have a chance to be on here. I so happy for you! We've got friends visiting us for Thanksgiving and this looks like a perfect dish for our breakfast one morning!!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thank you, CS! I had a pretty busy day at work yesterday, so couldn't check in until lunch time. A good friend of mine sent me a text, which was how I got the good news! I hope you get a chance to try it! It makes a great dessert, too!

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almost 3 years ago AntoniaJames

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Congratulations, HLA. I'm so happy for you! ;o)

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thank you, AJ! I am honored to count you as my friend.

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almost 3 years ago fiveandspice

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Congrats HLA!!!! Well done!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks 5&S!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Congratulations so happy for you and I hope to make this very soon.

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thank you, sdebrango! I hope you enjoy it.

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almost 3 years ago nannydeb

Congratulations! This is on my (long) list of things to make!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, nannydeb! I've got one of those lists, too!

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almost 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Warm congratulations! I'm looking forward to making this (and to having yours soon, too!).

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thank you, BKR! I can't wait for you to try it.

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almost 3 years ago EmilyC

Congrats HLA! I'm looking forward to making your danish!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks EmilyC! Please report back on your results.

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almost 3 years ago dymnyno

Congratulations on a very elegant winner.

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thank you, dymnyno! :)

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almost 3 years ago Midge

Yay hla!! Congrats!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, Midge! I'm doing a little happy jig!

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almost 3 years ago gingerroot

Yipee! Congratulations, hardlikearmour!! I am so thrilled for you!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thank you, my friend!

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almost 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Hooray!!! :) Can't wait to give this winner a try!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, mrsL! I hope you get a chance to make it!

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almost 3 years ago Panfusine

Congratulations on the win HLA!!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thank you, Panfusine! Happy, happy, happy!

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almost 3 years ago EmilyC

I'm going to be visiting my folks soon, and I'm taking this recipe along with me to make with my mom. It's similar to her apple danish, but I must admit, yours looks better! I noticed that A&M used an oval gratin dish...do you have a sense for what size(s) could be used? Those pictures are drool-inducing!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, EmilyC. I use a 13- by 9-inch cake pan, so anything in that general ballpark would do. I love the oval gratin pan they used, though.

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almost 3 years ago Mabelle53

This looks and sounds absolutely fabulous. I especially love Granny Smith apples, so this recipe really piques my interest. I also like the icing drizzle, which adds a perfect little flair for this exquisite dessert!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thank you, Mabelle! The Granny Smith helps thicken the filling and contributes a little bit of tartness, but the primary flavor is from the pears. You can make this like my grandma and mom, though, and omit the rosemary from the crust. To fill it just layer in slices or chunks of peeled Granny Smith, sprinkle with 1/3-1/2 cup sugar, dot with butter, and sprinkle with salt.

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almost 3 years ago spicecat

YUM - You did it again Bella!

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almost 3 years ago lapadia

Hey, spicecat, I agree, picking a wonderful recipe to try it just the best find. :) glad you checked it out, it will bet the best at one of our get togethers!!!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thank you, spicecat!

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almost 3 years ago Arathi

Just pulled this out of the oven - it's cooling right now. It looks amazing! I made it for breakfast tomorrow (and the next couple days), but may not be able to resist it tonight. It looks and smells absolutely fantastic and I am sure it will taste just as good - will let you know. Thanks for the recipe.

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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You've made my day! Make sure you let it cool at least a couple of hours before you cut into it. I'm sure it makes a great bedtime snack.

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almost 3 years ago Arathi

Just had this for breakfast (I had a teeny slice last night too :)). We loved it - it's the perfect breakfast with a cup of coffee for a wet, dreary morning like this. Loved the slight taste of rosemary in the crust, and now that I know the crust/technique the possibilities are endless! This is a great recipe, thanks so much!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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I'm beyond thrilled that you like it! Let me know what delicious adaptations you make for the crust.

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almost 3 years ago TiggyBee

Sheesh, I'm just now seeing this...Yay!!! Looks yummazing! Congratulations!!!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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thanks, TB! Love your new word!

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almost 3 years ago dymnyno

I have found that it is hard to create a recipe that doesn't cover the flavor of the pear...this is a successful recipe beause the pear shines forth!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thank you, dymnyno! I agree with you about pears, they have a delicate flavor that is easily lost amongst other ingredients.

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almost 3 years ago boulangere

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Warm congratulations on finding yourself and the history of your lovely recipe here.

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thank you, boulangere! It really made my day.

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almost 3 years ago AntoniaJames

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I just love it that both finalist recipes are derived from old family favorites. BTW, I love to bake with green-as-in-not-yet-ripe apples, too. They're the best. They taste better cooked and always hold up well. What other combinations of herb + fruit did you try? I'd love to know! ;o)

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Before the pear contest I was working on an apple, blackberry, and sage combo. I never got the sage where I wanted it. (But I've not given up!!) When the pear contest was announced I immediately went to work on perfecting a pear-rosemary combo, since I love them together in other forms I figured it would work. It took a few tries (not enough rosemary, too sweet, too sloppy) but I finally got it. After my husband took his first bite he said "this is the one!"

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almost 3 years ago fiveandspice

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Congratulations HLA! I can't believe I didn't comment on this before. I think I was actually drooling so much when I saw it after you first posted it that I actually forgot what I was going to write. But, this looks like the tastiest version of a Danish I've ever seen. Heavenly!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thank you, 5&S! I'm sure my grandma is somewhere smiling right now.

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almost 3 years ago gingerroot

Hooray!! So thrilled this is a finalist. Congratulations, hardlikearmour!!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, gingerroot! I am walking on air today!

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almost 3 years ago aargersi

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Yay HLA! I am so glad to see this as a finalist - such a great recipe!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thank you, aargersi! I definitely did a little happy dance when finalists were announced.

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almost 3 years ago AntoniaJames

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Gorgeous!! I can almost smell the rosemary, and with that vanilla glaze? Really, really nice. Congrats! ;o)

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thank you, AJ! I'm in love with the combo of pear and rosemary.

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almost 3 years ago Panfusine

Congratulations on the finalist pick HLA!, this sounds so delish! (PS: can I work around w/o the egg in the crust?)

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, Panfusine. I've never made the crust w/o the egg. You might want to use your favorite pastry crust recipe and just increase the sugar. IMO the crust is a bit of a cross between a pastry crust and a shortbread cookie in flavor.

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almost 3 years ago Midge

Yes! So glad this is a finalist. Congratulations hla!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thank you, Midge! I am really glad, too!

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almost 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Yah!!! I can't wait to make this! Many congrats, HLA!!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, CS! I think it will be right up your alley.

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almost 3 years ago Bevi

Congrats! I can't wait to make this.

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, Bevi! I hope you get a chance to try it.

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almost 3 years ago cookinginvictoria

Yay -- hla! Congrats on yet another great recipe. This looks and sounds so scrumptious. I am in love with the rosemary and pear flavors. Saw the comments below -- fingers crossed that you will make this for us in Seattle! Regardless, I have saved and plan to make it myself soon! So excited that it is now pear season in the PNW.

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thank you, civ! It will definitely be on the menu in Seattle!

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almost 3 years ago healthierkitchen

Beautiful! I love the family history with this!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, hk! I can't wait to tell my parents! It's based on my dad's mom's recipe, but my mom was the one whole made it for us so they should both be proud.

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almost 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Yes!! Love this recipe, HLA!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thank you, BKR! It will definitely accompany me to Seattle.

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Congratulations, wow love this recipe. You rock!!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, sdebrango! I feel completely honored.

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almost 3 years ago drbabs

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Congratulations, hla! Another great recipe!!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thank you kindly, drbabs!

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almost 3 years ago Lizthechef

Congrats on being a finalist - these recipes are killing my diet...Can you gain weight from reading a recipe ;)

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, Liz! I'm pretty sure you can gain weight just by reading recipes and looking at Jennifer Causey's gorgeous food photos!

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almost 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Woo Hoo hla!!! so very excited for you! Congrats!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thank you, mrsL! I am very excited as well!

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almost 3 years ago EmilyC

Many congrats, HLA -- this is an absolutely beautiful recipe!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, EmilyC!

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almost 3 years ago Midge

Oh wow, I'd love this with a cup of tea right this very minute. Kind of reminds me of the kringles you see in Wisconsin, only a million times better.

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, Midge! My grandma also gave me a recipe for kringle. Maybe I'll dig it out, and post it one of these days.

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almost 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

This looks just wonderful!!! I always love the combination of fruit and herbs. And pears and rosemary makes just a great marriage. Saved!!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, CS! I'd love to hear your thoughts if you get a chance to make it.

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almost 3 years ago gingerroot

This sounds amazing, hardlikearmour! I love the pear and rosemary combination.

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, gingerroot! I love the combo, too.

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almost 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

I'm drooling...and wishing I had a piece right now. Going on the to-make list!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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It seems like I will be making this for the upcoming Seattle gathering!

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almost 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Woohoo! Lucky us!

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almost 3 years ago SKK

OMG - I am in heaven with this recipe!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thank you, SKK! There's a good chance you'll get to sample some.

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almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

This looks soooo good!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thank you, ipk! Unfortunately it was so good that I ate way too much of it!

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almost 3 years ago mrslarkin

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it's beautiful hla. you've hit this one out of the park!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, mrslarkin! I was very happy with it.

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Amazing, there are so many great recipes in this pear contest I don't know where to start, Wow!!!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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I knew that the pear contest would bring forth loads of good things, but it's definitely exceeded my expectations!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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The gorgeous picture really brings it home! Fantastic.

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almost 3 years ago lapadia

Woo-Freaking-Hoo!!! I put my word into possibly seeing this one at our NW meet-up :)

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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I could see that happening :)

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almost 3 years ago lapadia

Right on...you're the best! OH...I love you pancake recipe too :)

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almost 3 years ago lapadia

Congrats, HLA!! Can't wait to taste this at the potluck :)

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almost 3 years ago EmilyC

This reminds me so much of the apple danish that my mom makes! Love the pear and rosemary filling! When I make my mom's, sometimes I leave the glaze off, sprinkle the top with course sugar, and call it slab pie instead of danish! : )

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, EmilyC! I have no idea where my grandma got the recipe from. Her directions are not very precise, either, as in "2 rounded cups flour" and "Make as for pie crust" and "bake until done." When my mom makes it with the super tart apples the sweet glaze is a necessity. With the naturally sweeter pears, I think the coarse sugar would be great! (Though my husband might disagree.)

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almost 3 years ago drbabs

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this sounds fabulous

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thank you, drbabs!

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almost 3 years ago aargersi

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yummmmmmmmm I think I can do it too! So many desserts, so little time :-)

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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I know you can do it, too! There have been a lot of fabulous dessert recipes recently. I feel my waistband getting tighter already.

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almost 3 years ago wssmom

I think I can do this! It sounds yummy!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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I know you can do it! If you have worries, you can cut the recipe in half and make an 8-inch square dish as a trial run.

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almost 3 years ago wssmom

Genius!