Red Currant Coulis over Pear Slices

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The red currant bushes have had quite a life. Purchased in Portland Oregon, transported to Vancouver Washington to be planted, while young and just starting to grow. That first year I got only a handful of fruit. Then the decision to move to the peninsula was made and I was asked, did I want the currant bushes for the garden there? Oh yes, please.

Replanted from the garden bed into large pots for moving and then on moving day, being driven for 3 hours in the open trailer, where the wind had its own way with everything. Once moved the currants were not a priority like bedrooms and kitchen arrangements. But finally they were replanted, and I realized that there was a small harvest waiting to be picked. So it was.

To not cook this small harvest would have been wrong, and besides the one thing I love is on-demand creativity. It is rare I cannot make something good to eat, using what I have on hand. In this spirit, I proceeded and we enjoyed a delicious currant coulis over fresh pear slices for our dessert.

You can make a coulis out of just about anything and berries are especially easy. So easy that this is more a process in pictures than an actual recipe. Feel free to use more or less of any suggested ingredient based upon the preferences of your family.

Currant Coulis over Pear Slices.
Currant Coulis over Pear Slices

Currant Coulis
by the seat of my pants!
serves 2-4 over fruit or cake

1 c currants
scant 1/4 c sugar
1/4 c water
dash of salt
1 t red wine vinegar

Combine currants, sugar water and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat simmer for 10-15 minutes. Gently mash the currants to pop the skins.

Carefully strain the fruit through a sieve. Stir in the vinegar.

Let cool if desire and spoon over fruit or cake. Warm over ice cream would also be good.....


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  1. That looks like it would taste so good and I wish that dish was for me. We don't grow currants here so that would be a real treat for us! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  2. Such a colorful - and healthy - dessert!


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