“No Passe Crassane at all, Lane? “.
“None, Sir. Not even for ready money”.
I drifted back home disconsolately I was warmed with the thought that I had seen two of them in the fruit bowl before I had left for the shops, but only one remained. The Passe Crassane pears had been wolfed down or used in cakes. There is a simple,classic French dessert called La Bourdaine which consists of a very good dessert apple, cored and stuffed with quince or plum jam and then wrapped in sablé pastry. I felt that the last of the PC’s would make a fine alternative, especially if it was stuffed with some membrillo to enhance the hint of quince that it already possessed. It seems I was right.