The miserable cold was no match for my mother's delicious cooking which not only warmed us, but cheered us this weekend. A main course of a delightful roulade of pork tenderloin filled with cranberries, imported apricots, and finely chopped nuts was topped with a rich gravy and accompanied by a sauce of sour-cream infused with grainy mustard and spices, and a side of applesauce. Fresh haricot vert, horse-radish mashed potatoes and piping-hot brown bread made for a bracing winter meal.
The dessert was a welcome surprise! A luscious Chocolate Pear Tart!
Luxurious slices of pear blend perfectly with the deep, intoxicating flavor of chocolate in this decadent creation from my mother’s kitchen. This flourless tart features the rich flavors of walnuts and pears set against a beautiful brownie-like base. Adorned with piped, freshly-whipped cream, this is a moist and flavorful dessert that’s a burst of springtime flavor in the middle of winter.
It actually does taste like brownie with a topping of fresh pear. I find this to be particularly amazing since the batter, as I said, as no flour in it. How exactly all of the works is beyond my abilities of understanding. But, it does, indeed work. And, I’m very glad about it.