Pear & Red Onion Gratin

October/November 2006

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Bosc pears are strong-flavored and hold their shape when cooked, making them well suited for this savory side dish. It's a terrific accompaniment for a glazed ham or grilled sausage or most any roasted meat or poultry.

"My entire family (emphatically the guys did) voted this a KEEPER when it adorned our Thanksgiving table last year. Even the one-year-old twins loved it. "
Pear & Red Onion Gratin

8 Reviews for Pear & Red Onion Gratin

Surprisingly tasty, savoury dish

I was skeptical of this recipe, but have a lot of red onions to use up. It was very tasty and a big hit - served 6. I served it with a roast pork and asparagus. It cooked down, and didn't "fill the pan" as much as I hoped, so next time I might double if feeding a bigger crowd. A tasty addition would be just a touch of a blue or Gorgonzola cheese.

Easy, few ingredients
Pear & Onion: gluten-free options?

Sounds great, but I don't want gluten: any suggestions? I have tried gf bread crumbs in other recipes, usually does not work well.

Something different and really tasty

I followed the recipe exactly in making this dish and it was really wonderful. Light, flavorful, and something different. It paired very well with pork chops and was a nice change from typical vegetable dishes. I threw together a green salad to go with it and we all left the table satisfied.

Easy, fresh, unusual
Very Delicious

I made this dish and it was very good, I pigged out on it. The cheese in the beadcrumbs really is good, mine turned out a little "spicey" because I used lots of black pepper and probably more fresh thyme than 1 Tbsp. I found it a little touchy to turn over while baking, as well as tossing with only 1 Tbsp of oil initially. I added a little more oil initially and turned it over after 30 mins. of baking only once before I added the breadcrumbs.

Veggie Hit

This was a fabulous dish. I served with along side a vegan lentil and walnut loaf, some steamed carrots, and sauteed squash, peppers, and onions. Eventhough it was a side dish, it stole the show.

Easy, Tasty!!!!!, Unique, Complex, Impressive

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