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Old 09-10-2011, 12:13 AM   #11
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Hi Dave ~. I also have quite a few pears this year. I have been making pear bread for the freezer, pear crisp with oats, and pear sauce. Pear sauce is very easy if you freeze it. Just peel, core and chop the pears sprinkling with lemon juice as you work. Add a splash of water, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a dash of salt. If pears need a little sweetening, add sugar to taste. Cook until soft and "jammy". Cool and mash with potato masher for chunky sauce or put in food processor/ blender to desired texture. Place in freezer containers and freeze. Pear sauce can be used
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:46 AM   #12
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I canned some pear sauce this week--it is good!

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Old 09-10-2011, 11:51 AM   #13
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Pear Preserves, Pear Preserves, and More Pear Preserves ~~ Nothing better than Kieffer Pear Preserves......

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Old 09-10-2011, 06:51 PM   #14
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A friend of mine, who has pear trees, makes pear butter every year, and it is delicious!
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:03 PM   #15
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Joy of Cooking has an apple spice cake recipe that works as well for pears, and would freeze well.
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:55 AM   #16
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Well so far we have made pear sauce, pear bread, and pear strudel - all frozen. I am canning pears in syrup today, and last night Brian suggested pear jam/preserves. If there are any left after those I am going to freeze some pear pies and maybe give pear butter a try.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:06 PM   #18
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My neighbor just brought over a huge bag of pears. She has a few pear trees in her back yard that are over loaded with ripening fruit. I just got over her summer garden haul. That woman is working me!

I can't tell what's ripe or what's not. What type they are. Green with brownish blush? Make sense?
Checked here to see what can be done with them. You guys have some great ideas. Thank you! Now she can have them back in many ways.

Pear Butter sounds really good. I think I have a few cases of small canning jars in the garage, will have to check. I know I have 4 cases of the larger ones. Tripped over a case today. Call me Gracey...

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Old 10-11-2012, 02:38 AM   #19
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That sounds delicious Kate

Originally Posted by Katie H View Post
Here's her recipe:

(Makes about 8 half-pint jars)
9 cups ripe pears, peeled, cored, sliced and ground
Grated rind of one lemon
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
5 cups granulated sugar
1 20-oz. can crushed pineapple, with juice

Combine all ingredients in a large heavy kettle or Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and cook stirring until sugar dissolves and mixture begins to thicken, about 20 to 30 minutes. Pour into sterilized jars and seal. Delicious served on toast and especially good on English muffins.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:11 AM   #20
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I bottle mine in a spiced sugar syrup and wait for Christmas. Makes great ice-cream, add zest of lemon for extra flavor. I also make pear eau de vie liqueur ( a natural brandy from these parts) adding a star anise and it's like Poire William Liqueur

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