Welcome to The Storied Recipe! I host a unique podcast where every guest gives me a recipe that’s significant to their culture, life, and memories. I make, photograph, and share the recipe with you. I invite you to listen to the story of my guest, Eva Kosmas Flores, as you try her Pear and Pistachio Pie.
This recipe comes to us from Eva Kosmas Flores, a 2-time cookbook author, advocate of seasonal living, gardener, and food photography educator. It is not a simple, quick, or low-effort recipe. Quite the opposite, in fact. It requires planning, like buying your pears a week in advance. It requires a tedious task (made quite pleasant with a podcast in the background, of course) - shelling pistachios. The pie requires the precise and careful work of slicing a single pear into the thinnest slicest possible.
But (you knew this was coming, right?)... the work is *so* worth it.
This pie is a delightfully complex combination of layers and textures - a flaky crust studded with pistachios, a substantial layer of sweetened pistachios, and soft, melt-in-your mouth pears - all warmly spiced with fragrant cardamom and cinnamon.
Is it really worth the time? Let's put it this way. The day I photographed the pie, my oldest son really did most of the labor. Three days later, he chose to do it all over again - even sent me to get more pears, just to make it happen! Best pie ever.
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Ways to Connect with Eva Kosmas Flores
Seasonal Living: www.adventuresincooking.com
Food Photography & Business Education & Resources: www.firstweeat.com
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