Friday, December 26, 2008

Pear Wafers

Oh yes, it's that time of year again. You know, the last meal before we impose starvation on ourselves. That's right, I am ranting about New Year's Eve and the "resolutions" the new year brings.

This year, I vow to "lose".....all the toxic people from my life. My good friend "K" and "C" know exactly of whom I speak of. And I plan on "losing" this toxic person in style.

I am thinking of having a glamorous New Year's Eve party with endless glasses champagne and fabulous eats. I will toast the New Year to being "toxic free."

I am pondering ...traditional champagne for our aperitifs and rose champagne for desserts. Which means a cheese platter with homemade crackers is order. These lovely pear wafers aren't exactly "crackers" but they add the "glamor" I am looking for.

The crisp pear wafers are stunning on there own and with a little blue cheese on top they are divine. The best part about the wafers is that they require hardly any effort.

As I look forward to the New Year, I hope it will bring me one year closer to finishing school, one year closer to moving home, one year closer to meeting "K", and one year closer to everything that life has to offer.

Happy New Year dear friends!!! May the New Year bring you closer to the "goals" you are working towards.

Pear Wafers
Donna Hay Issue 39

440 grams granulated sugar
2 sensation pears thinly sliced

Preheat the oven to 320F degrees. Place the sugar on a plate and press the pear slices into the sugar. Place the sugar sliced pears on baking trays lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 minutes and turn the pears over and bake for another 15 minutes. Cool on wire racks until crisp.

Makes 12 pear slices


Katie said...

Wow these sound and look amazing Gigi! So professional, I'm definitely going to try these out. I bet they'll be a hit at your party.

Hope you had a good Christmas and heres to a happy and toxic free New Year :)

Snooky doodle said...

Great idea. These will look faboulous in a cheese platter :) Good luck in succeeding in your goals. Happy New year :)

Passionate About Baking said...

How sensational these look, & very dramatic too! WOW!!
Warm wishes to you & your family for a wonderful holiday season, & new year!

VeggieGirl said...


Dani said...

sounds like a good way to start the new year... good luck :)

Hannah said...

Such elegant treats! I really love this idea, and must try it next time we have pears!

Jacque said...

Those do look fantastic... lots of "WOW" factor. But you're right, they look very simple.

Best wishes to all of your resolutions for the new year.

My Sweet & Saucy said...

I love fruit done up this way!

Bunny said...

How elegant Gigi! The picture is wonderful!

Anonymous said...

The pear wafers sounds like a great idea! They really look exquisite.

Hope you had a great Christmas with your loved ones, and best wishes for the New Year! Love the toxic-free resolution, btw :P

Grace said...

these sound like a fantastic little treat!
and this imposing starvation business is ridiculous--count me out! :)

Caroline said...

Those pear wafers look glamorous! And combined with bleu cheese--a perfect combo.
Have a Happy New Year, Gigi!

eatme_delicious said...

Ooo those pear wafers look good. I'll have to try that. Happy early new year! Now I'm thinking I want to go out and buy some yummy cheeses and eat them with crackers on New Years too. =)

Brooke said...

These look gorgeous! I'll have to try this with the Seckel pears I bought yesterday.

Joy the Baker said...

These are darling. Delicate and classy. Great for New Year's for sure. I hope your cleanse works out for you! Happy New Year!

Sharon said...

Wow, those look amazing! I would have never thought of that. Thanks so much for sharing! DELICIOUS.

Brilynn said...

Those pears are gorgeous!
I've stopped making New Years resolutions because I'm not good at sticking to them, but I envy people who make them and succeed.

gaga said...

Wow, those look sooo pretty! They're a beautiful garnish that has a purpose, I love it!

syrie said...

Looks stunning and so elegant. I'd love these with some blue cheese.

Rico said...

pear wafers...yum yum ...same as pear crisps lol they are stupendous...incredible and edible enough to make me water from my mouth just looking in...the question is ...why wasn't I

Wendy said...

These are beautiful! Wow. Must try them out.

Never heard the term "toxic people" before. Really do get it though. Hope you're free of them.

stella said...

:( Mine turned out all soggy and WAY too sweet. I'll probably try it again sans the sugar; maybe just a slight sprinkle of brown.

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