The art show at my daughter's high school was truly AMAZING! The credit for this inspiring show goes to the talented artists and one very special art teacher. The reception buffet table included homemade baked goods and many fresh fruit items. My homemade cookies and cakes were certainly a hit but the fresh fruit items were even more popular with the artists and their guests!
It is important to taste all of your fruit items before creating a fruit platter, cups of berries, or other fresh fruit offerings. The above pears were purchased several days before the show to make sure they had time to ripen but also not get too ripe. I love the way these pears look and they were so delicious! This dish is so easy – see my previous post Concord Pears filled with Raspberries. Squeeze just a small amount of fresh lemon juice over the surface of the pears to keep them from browning. For all of the pears above (12) I squeezed only half of a lemon and then spooned a little juice over each pear - and I had a little juice leftover. I prepared these several hours before the show and stored them in the refrigerator. So easy and what a hit!