Poached Pear & Fresh Ricotta Turnovers

by Laura on March 18, 2011

I’m not very good with non-critical deadlines.  Taxes, work, all good.  But I think I have missed entering the Pillsbury Bakeoff about ten times, and last time around I didn’t check the time of day that entries closed and, busy checking my recipe for the nth time, missed it by 11 minutes.  So, it should not come as a surprise that I missed the deadline for Food52’s ricotta recipe contest.  I was going to test and enter this recipe yesterday, but I got busy with other things and decided I would do it today.  Oh well, we have some crispy oozy turnovers to enjoy now, something I wouldn’t have thought of without Food52’s prompt.  I smeared some fresh ricotta cheese onto stacked leaves of filo, layered with melted butter and a pinch of sugar, and fanned some pears poached in vanilla syrup on top.  They’re finished with powdered sugar and a little fresh grated nutmeg.  Simple, sweetsavory, and satisfying.  Breakfast looks like a happy prospect this morning!


{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tina (PinayInTexas) March 19, 2011 at 12:08 am

This could have been a sure winner! Love it!

2 Laura March 19, 2011 at 7:34 am

Oh, that’s so kind of you.

3 Kris Jacobson March 21, 2011 at 1:43 pm

This looks to have the “melt in my mouth” quality!

4 Mary @ Delightful Bitefuls March 23, 2011 at 1:56 am

That is perfect. So beautiful. Have filo pastry in my freezer right now (yay!)

Great blog; happy I found you!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

5 Laura March 23, 2011 at 7:19 am

Thank you!

6 Stacee March 23, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Can you send one to me? =D

7 Laura March 23, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Well, I don’t think it would travel very well! Haha.

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