Editors' Picks -- Pears

September 30, 2011

As promised, we have photographed more recipes from the contest for Your Best Pears -- behold the five recipes our team tested and selected as Editors' Picks!

Welcome these new members of the Food52 photography archive below and see 13 more pear community-tested Editors' Picks here.

Gingered pears in a pool of honeyed, vanilla custard by cheese1227

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Gingered Pears in a Pool of Honeyed, Vanilla Custard


Yogurt Cake with Pear and Dark Chocolate by fiveandspice

Yogurt Cake with Pear and Dark Chocolate


Pear Ginger Walnut Muffins by Ms. T

Pear Ginger Walnut Muffins


Pear and smoked gouda Dutch baby by fiveandspice

Pear and Smoked Gouda Dutch Baby


Cauliflower and Pear Soup by EmilyC


Photos by William Brinson.


See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • Margit Van Schaick
    Margit Van Schaick
  • sexyLAMBCHOPx
  • Waverly
  • cheese1227
  • cookinginvictoria
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Margit V. October 4, 2011
My Mom had a muffin tin just like it in the 1950's. I learned to bake muffins in it and as I recall, all it took was a quick swipe with a wet dishcloth to get it clean before baking. Wonderful memories!
sexyLAMBCHOPx October 4, 2011
Thinking further, I believe my Nanny (aka Grandmother) had one very similar. Perhaps that's why as soon as I saw it, my heart sang! I will have to keep an eye out when antiquing for vintage kitchenware.
sexyLAMBCHOPx October 3, 2011
I'm in LOVE with that muffin pan. Is it a family heirloom or can it be purchased somewhere?
Waverly October 2, 2011
cheese1227 September 30, 2011
Love the photos! Thanks for the EP. FiveAndSpice may the sun shine on your tommorrow and for many, many years to come!
cookinginvictoria September 30, 2011
Stunning photos and delicious-sounding recipes -- congratulations to you all!
Ms. T. September 30, 2011
Drool-worthy photos! Thanks for the EP :)
gingerroot September 30, 2011
What a gorgeous bunch! Congratulations to all, I can't wait to try these.
TheWimpyVegetarian September 30, 2011
So beautiful!!!
fiveandspice September 30, 2011
Getting ready to run off to the rehearsal for our wedding and decided to just quick check in on food52 - um, does that qualify it as a serious addiction?!! - and I'm so thrilled to have recipes as part of this gorgeous group!
Helen's A. September 30, 2011
Double congratulations! Wedding and pics!
TheWimpyVegetarian September 30, 2011
Many, many congrats to you!!! May you, your husband-to-be, and the food 52 community have many happy years together :-)
hardlikearmour September 30, 2011
Congratulations squared! Best wishes & a big hug for your big day!
gingerroot September 30, 2011
Happy Day! Congratulations, fiveandspice - sending warm wishes for a beautiful day. xoxo
EmilyC September 30, 2011
Congrats and best wishes to you!
luvcookbooks September 30, 2011
Congratulations x 2!
Ms. T. September 30, 2011
Congrats! Hope your wedding is delicious--literally and metaphorically speaking :)
cookinginvictoria September 30, 2011
Hey f&s: Many congrats on your upcoming wedding and have fun on your big day! And congrats too on having your Dutch Baby recipe named as a Pear EP! I remember testing this recipe last winter and absolutely loving it. In fact, when I saw it as an entry in the pear recipe contest, I was thinking that it is definitely time to make it again!
mrslarkin September 30, 2011
Woo Hoo! Happy wedding to you and your groom, 5&S!

We expect to see photos....please! :)
Rivka October 2, 2011
many congrats on your wedding and the EP!
inpatskitchen September 30, 2011
Congratulations to all and may I also add "Beautiful "and "Gorgeous" on the photos!
EmilyC September 30, 2011
Thanks so much for the EP! These are stunning photos.
wssmom September 30, 2011