Finally, fall is here! I know, I know, summer is awesome, the sun is shining, fresh fruit everywhere and you´re just sitting there, dangling your feet in the water, enjoying a delicious cocktail or glass of white wine. But deep down in my heart, I like fall just a little tiny bit more. I just love the clear, crisp air, the colorful leaves, cozy rainy days and everything food related that fall has to offer. Apples, Pumpkin, Plums, Mushrooms, Pears…one last time, natures is giving us everything it can before winter arrives.
This year, the pear tree in my parents backyard decided to go all out, covering itself head to toe in delicious fruit. Unfortunately, most of them were far out of reach hanging all the way up there (metaphor for life anyone?). Nevertheless, my boyfriend, being the brave human being he is, decided to arm himself with a fruit picker and get me some of those sweet glorious pears. I never really liked pears all that much when I was younger, I preferred apples. However, my taste seems to have changed a bit in the past couple of years. Two years ago I never thought my balcony would someday be covered in beetroot but here I am today. Guess aging really does make you wiser. Anyway, since I have only discovered pears for myself a while ago, my recipe collection is not that big. I love this oatmeal recipe and this pear-chocolate tarte looks overly mouth-watering. But the first thing I made with my homegrown deliciousness was to put it on flatbread. Together with goat cheese, rosemary and honey, it is the perfect combination of sweet and savory. It´s really easy to make, works just as well with apples and tastes wonderful on a crisp autumn day, maybe paired with a glass of white wine.
Makes two medium sized flatbreads:
250 g light spelt or wheat flour
120 ml water
2 tbps. olive oil
A pinch of salt
5 – 6 pears
200 g goat cream cheese
A handful of walnuts
1 – 2 tbsp. honey
1) Knead flour, water, olive oil and salt until you have a firm dough. Cut in halve an roll out into two evenly sized flatbreads.
2) Wash pears, cut in half, take out the seeds and cut into slices. Chop walnuts. Spread half of the goat cheese onto each flatbread and cover with pears. Add walnuts and fresh rosemary to taste. Finally, drizzle honey on top.
3) Bake the flatbread in the preheated oven at 200°C for about 15 – 20 minutes until crisp and light brown. Serve immediately.