Mashed Pears and Spinach
Wash, peel, and core the pear. Cut into chunks and place in a steamer basket; then place the basket inside a saucepan.
Add water to fill the bottom of the saucepan. Bring to a boil and steam until pear is very tender, about 8–10 minutes.
If using fresh spinach, wash the leaves thoroughly, remove all stems and chop. Boil in a pan of shallow water for about 10 minutes.
If using frozen spinach, defrost and cook according to the package directions. You'll need about ½ cup cooked spinach for this recipe.
Place the spinach and pears on a plate along with the pear, and fork-mash them together. Add leftover cooking water from the pear if the mixture is too thick.