This will be a great holiday side dish. My pears were too ripe, I will use firmer pears next time. I didn't peel the pears, I don't think it's necessary. I added walnuts for an extra dimension. I served with CL's Pork Tenderloin with Olive-Mustard Tapenade.
I enjoyed this dish even though I don't like green beans much, so I will definitely make it again. I also added roasted sesame seeds to the recipe adding another dimension to the dish. This would be great for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas because the pears make a twist to the traditional green beans.
My husband and I love this dish! We make it frequently. I use steam fresh green beans like the recipe calls for and Bosc pears that are slightly firm. I don't always peel the pears to save time and it still turns out great.
We loved this dish!! I used Bosc pears, which were pretty crunchy when I sliced them, but once they had simmered a while in the glaze, they were just right. Also, I used fresh green beans instead of frozen. I served this with a marinated pork tenderloin and CL's cider glazed carrots. My husband called it a gourmet meal :)