I made Cranberry-Apple pie from Nourishing Traditions (NT) Christmas dinner. This is the one place in NT where Sally actually departs from NT principles and provides a recipe for pie crust using white flour. The crust turned out surprisingly well for one of my first pie crusts.
I used Yali pears. I had never heard of them before, but they looked interesting so I grabbed them. I tried a slice while I was slicing them and discovered that they have a more apple-like texture with a pear taste. Through the initial cooking and 45 minute bake they retained their crunch for a uniquely textured pie. Interesting. The cranberries added a slightly bitter taste but a nice cranberry tartness. While the only sweetener was maple syrup, the maple taste was barely noticeable. I will definitely make this recipe again, but will try a Bartlett or other more standard pear for comparison.
The ice cream was NT ice cream, which I make pretty regularly.
UPDATE: The second time I had this I didn’t notice the slight bitterness I had before. Perhaps it was an aftertaste from something else I had eaten.