Orcas Pear with Bay Spoon Preserves

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Orcas Pear with Bay Spoon Preserves

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Discovered on Orcas Island in the 1970s, the Orcas Pear cooks beautifully into this rosy preserve, with notes of ginger from our fresh kitchen garden grown bay leaves.  Highly versatile, this preserve is a gorgeous topping to pannacotta and cheesecake, and adds a sweet, lightly herbal note to cheese pairings.  We adore it with Cypress Grove's Humboldt Fog or slathered between a wedge of brie, wrapped in puff pastry, and baked.  But don’t be afraid to get crazy and deglaze a pork chop with it too. 

 

ingredients:  orcas pears, organic cane sugar, organic lemon juice, fresh bay leaves.

7.75 ounces.

Handmade on Orcas Island

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Featured in the August 2014 Issue of Seattle Met: "What the San Juan Islands Taste Like"

Featured in the August 2014 Issue of Seattle Met: "What the San Juan Islands Taste Like"

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Our line of cutting and spoon preserves are tailor-made for sweet & savory pairing.  A natural accompaniment to cheese, our preserves upgrade your cheese platter to sublime.  They bring a sense of gravitas to any meal– an appreciation for tradition: for the bounty the land provides, and the simple human ingenuity that inspired us long ago, to preserve it.

Cutting preserves are ‘membrillo’ style highly concentrated fruit purees – perfect for cheese & charcuterie pairing.  Known as ‘fruit cheese’ in Europe, this classic, slow cooked recipe was originally used to take advantage of fallen orchard fruit.  Our recipe is softer than you’d find in Europe & spreadable– but holds it’s shape perfectly on a cheese platter (or layered between two cookies).  We don't add pectin to quicken 'set up' - we rely solely on the magic of fruit, sugar, time and evaporation to concentrate our preserves.  This means you get a heck of a lot more fruit.  Smooth and rich, these are also great flavor starters for glazes, vinaigrettes, sauces and fillings.

Spoon preserves, more like a traditional jam, have a softer set than our cutting preserves, but with lots of great texture.  Super fruit forward, these are made using classic French techniques, including a long soak to draw out the most from the fruit's juices.  They are equally at home on toast, dessert, cheese, or straight from the spoon (the way preserves were originally enjoyed - unadorned - all eyes on the fruit in the middle of a snowy winter).  

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