My Irish grandma would be proud if she saw me today—I’m wearing a green scarf and my lucky four-leaf clover bracelet, AND of course, I have green pears on the menu. Anjou pears are a fun and easy way to celebrate the day, Irish recipes or not.
Lately, I’ve been loving simple sautéed pears. I just melt some coconut oil in a pan, lay thin slices of Anjou pear in the pan, and then flip them until they become translucent and start to brown. Before I remove them, I sprinkle them with cinnamon, and voila! I have a simple, delicious dessert. Or breakfast. Or midday snack.
Other festive (green) recipes:
- Feed the kids Pears in a Pod. They’ll be distracted, so you can hide leprechaun treats around the house while they snack.
- Start—or end—your day with a vivid green Kale and Pear Smoothie. I like this rendition from Joy the Baker.
- Tradition! With the inclusion of dried pears, this soda bread recipe from Epicurious is sweeter than a pot of gold.
However you celebrate, I’m wishing you the luck o’ the Irish today.