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)!
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