Pears and bright, lemony-spicy ginger are a perfect flavor match. This gingered pear preserves recipe uses two types of ginger - fresh and crystallized - to add complexity and depth to the finished product. Jars of this mildly spiced preserve are a perfect gift during cold winter holidays and wonderful for cool autumn breakfasts.
Cook's note: Lemon zest is a crucial ingredient for this recipe and cannot be omitted. It imparts natural pectin to the syrup and thickens the preserves.
**Recipe from About.com. French Food
This wreath looks as good as it tastes. The base and toppings can be prepared a day ahead and assembled right before your party. This is my version of an appetizer found on http://www.easy-appetizer-recipes.com/
You can add other chopped veggies, dried fruit, etc. to make this even prettier. Best served shortly after assembling.
Got this recipe from a friend who made 2 double batches for our pig roast this summer. I barely had a chance to taste it! Both batches disappeared well before everything else did. This one is sweet and full of corn flavor. Super Simple and Delicious (my favorite kind of recipe)!