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Old 12-19-2007, 08:56 PM   #1
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What to do with frozen pears?

mr. callie and I received a box from Harry and David. Candies, nuts, cheese, and 4 pears. Everything was FROZEN solid! There was even frost on the pears. I let them thaw out and now they feel like mush. My daughter suggested making pear butter with them. Any other suggestions? I could put them out for the wildlife...but would rather use them if I can.

Thanks in advance - and Merry Christmas!!

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mr. callie and I received a box from Harry and David. Candies, nuts, cheese, and 4 pears. Everything was FROZEN solid! There was even frost on the pears. I let them thaw out and now they feel like mush. My daughter suggested making pear butter with them. Any other suggestions? I could put them out for the wildlife...but would rather use them if I can.

Thanks in advance - and Merry Christmas!!
Hi Callie,
first off I'd have a word with Harry and David..Then I'd see is maybe the pears would stand up to a quick saute in butter and brown sugar and then put into a crostata, quickly baked and then topped with toasted nuts and sprinkled with powdered sugar..
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:50 PM   #3
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Worked with someone who would send us a case of pears every year.

Now I like pears, but there are only two of us here.

And yes there were times they would come frozen.

Pear crisps, pies. We would bake and give the stuff away, and we are not bakers.

But we are children of people who lived through the Depression and we don't waste a thing.

You could add them to a simple syrup and put them over waffles or pancakes.

Or pear muffins.

Use them to make a sauce for duck or goose, that would work.

Could make a pear jelly.

Or pear fritters.

Just a few thoughts. God bless.
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Old 12-20-2007, 09:10 AM   #4
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mr. callie and I received a box from Harry and David. Candies, nuts, cheese, and 4 pears. Everything was FROZEN solid! There was even frost on the pears. I let them thaw out and now they feel like mush. My daughter suggested making pear butter with them. Any other suggestions? I could put them out for the wildlife...but would rather use them if I can.

Thanks in advance - and Merry Christmas!!
If they were shipped direct to you, contact Harry and David immediately. I have found them to be VERY concerned about making sure their stuff arrives in perfect shape. they want to keep their good name. It sounds like the shipper screwed up.
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thanks everyone for your help! 4 sad pears are still here staring at me...I will see what i can do with them. I'm like you auntdot - can't stand to waste! kades - will you come here and fix it for me???????? please???????

and jeff, yes, they came to us by UPS. I haven't called yet, but intend to. I'm not going to tell the people who sent us the gift...they would feel so bad. But I believe Harry/David should know how their products are being treated.

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thanks everyone for your help! 4 sad pears are still here staring at me...I will see what i can do with them. I'm like you auntdot - can't stand to waste! kades - will you come here and fix it for me???????? please???????

and jeff, yes, they came to us by UPS. I haven't called yet, but intend to. I'm not going to tell the people who sent us the gift...they would feel so bad. But I believe Harry/David should know how their products are being treated.

Merry Christmas!!
Callie,
I would love to come make the crostata for you...
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mr. callie and I received a box from Harry and David. Candies, nuts, cheese, and 4 pears. Everything was FROZEN solid! There was even frost on the pears. I let them thaw out and now they feel like mush. My daughter suggested making pear butter with them. Any other suggestions? I could put them out for the wildlife...but would rather use them if I can.

Thanks in advance - and Merry Christmas!!
Merry Christmas, callie.

Do you have some port (& maple syrup) hanging around? Poach them in port & fill them with Ricotta cheese. (Scroll down for details/pic.)

Port-Poached Pears And Ricotta

Or... mix up some cream cheese with chocolate syrup, fill the halved pears w cheese mixture, & sprinkle w chocolate chips.

Or...Poach em in port, vanilla bean, lemon zest, etc (see below) & serve w vanilla ice cream.

Port Poached Pears
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Old 12-20-2007, 09:28 PM   #8
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amy, that sounds yummy! my pears seem to be mush though. i haven't cut into them yet, but they feel very, very, very mushy. i think they will fall apart when i cut them - like applesauce.
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amy, that sounds yummy! my pears seem to be mush though. i haven't cut into them yet, but they feel very, very, very mushy. i think they will fall apart when i cut them - like applesauce.
Can you put them in the blender/proccessor w some cinnamon & make pear sauce. Serve the pear sauce with potato pancakes & sour cream?
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Pear Puree for tossing other fruits in

Pear Sorbet

Make a sauce for pork

Pear Vinaigrette

Mix into a bread recipe

Pear Compote
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