quince or canned pears instead of poached
i'm going to do dave lebovitz's almond pear tart for the 1st time. he says poached quince is a substitution for the poached pears as is canned pear halves. i don't like pears so i don't know if (best quality) canned pears will yield a good result. if i can't find pears, i could go w apples or quince. hoping u have some thoughts. Tx
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If you're using canned or bottled products, apples and quince are both delicious and often recommended as replacements for pears. And quince is delicious, if a fruit new to you.
If you can't find packaged whole or half apples or quince, consider applesauce or quince jam. Both would be a serious modification of the Lebowitz recipe - reduce quantities vis-a-vis original fresh, and also some of the sugar. Use them more as a spread than the traditional fanned cut fruit.
If you want to use fresh produce, better to wait until those two fruits are in season where you are.
Good - let us know what you make, and how it turns out!