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Recipes that Use a Lot of Pears

By September 5, 2008

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I don't know if it's just a local phenomenon, but every pear tree that I've seen this year is absolutely bursting with fruit; and being the frugal girl that I am, I've been busy picking and processing away. (The picture at right shows about 150 of the 300+ pears that we've gotten so far.)

So, what do you do with that many pears? You make pear butter, pear jam and pear sauce. Then, you take a deep breath, and do it again.

Have a good recipe that uses pears? Then, be sure to share it.

September 6, 2008 at 11:31 am
(1) tigerlille says:

Have you ever tried fresh pears, sliced, accompanying chocolate shortbread? Divine!

Isn’t it nice to know that you can do divine and still be frugal?!

September 6, 2008 at 3:36 pm
(2) Mattias Sjösvärd says:

I found this site just by accident, and cannot resist leaving an imprint in form of a traditional Swedish pear recipe.

Peel 10 pears. Boil 5 deciliter lingonberry jam and 2.5 deciliter of water. Strain this through a sieve and add sugar to taste. Put the pears in the juice and boil slowly for about 20 minutes (or until the pears are soft). Let it cool.

Mix about 1 litre of vanilla icecream with one tablespoon of ground cinnamon and refreeze it for a while.

Serve pears and ice cream together and pour some of the juice over it.

Variation: Replace the lingonberry jam with 3-4 deciliters of red wine.

September 8, 2008 at 10:52 am
(3) Megan says:

We got a bunch of pears from my sister-in-laws tree and I made several things of baby food and also pear bread, which was amazingly easy and delicious.

Here’s a link for the recipe.

And here is another site with lots of pear recipes.

September 10, 2008 at 11:27 am
(4) Millie says:

Pear Gorgonzola Pizza

Refrigerator Pizza dough
layer with
sliced provolone
sliced pears
chopped walnuts
crumbled gorgonzola cheese


March 17, 2009 at 3:20 pm
(5) Laura says:

Pear sauce. Make it the same way you would applesauce. Yum.

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