Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Pear and Cheese "Baklava" Pastries

If you are not a baker this is a great way to make dessert that is easy. I came up with this one day when I was trying to figure out what to do with a can of pears.

This makes about 2-3 small servings.


1 package of Pilsbury Pastry Sheets (recipe only uses 2-3 sheets)
Pepper Jack Cheese (or you can use cheddar)
2 tbsp walnuts
2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
1 can pears (no sugar added)
3-4 tbsp light brown sugar (add to taste)

To make the fruit mixture in a pan add a can of pears, nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar simmer on low (approx. 20 minutes) . Stir and mash mixture until it becomes close to the texture of apple sauce. Allow it to cool and than add walnuts.

Take out pastry sheets ahead of time and allow them to thaw. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Once the pastry sheets have thawed layer the pear mixture and slices of cheese (I put approx. 4 cubes of pepper jack in between two pastry sheets). You can use 3 pastry sheets rather than 2 if you prefer. Place the pastries on baking sheet or non-stick pan. Brush melted butter on the pastry. Bake 15 minutes.

Vegetarian Singapore Noodles


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red or yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Chili garlic sauce to taste
  • hakka noodles for 4 servings, pre-cooked
  • 3 tbsp curry powder
  • 2-3 tbsp soy sauce


Sautee bell pepper, onion, garlic and chili garlic sauce in olive oil for a few minutes.

Add pre-cooked noodles and mix well.

Add curry powder and soy sauce.