pear-tartThe fall harvest spotlight moves on to pears in all their juicy California seasonal varieties. They don’t get the attention stone fruit does but at the Moraga Pear & Wine Festival on Sept 24 you witness a pear cooking contest, purchase homemade pear pies and hear live live music. Every August here in Moraga10,000 pears are harvested from a nearby orchard and donated to the County Food Bank. Up in Lake County the 24th annual Kelseyville Pear Festival includes a parade, a horse fair and singing cowboys  this weekend. Then what are you going to do with all those pears you purchased? How about dense, sweet pear tarte tatin? Here’s the recipe.

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