Help needed with Hard pears

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Florida chick, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. Florida chick

    Florida chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2008
    We have Pear trees but they are the very hard "cooking" type pears. ANyone have any great recipes? We have tons of pears ready. [​IMG]
  2. justinszoo

    justinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2008
    NW Ohio
    I have a great recipe for pear-butter. Give me a bit and I'll dig it up. I'm gonna need it myself soon.
  3. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2008
    SW Indiana
    I would simply can them in a lite sugar. My in-laws assure me they are also great when baked. We also have a pear tree that produces very hard pears. Of course, I found that they really need to just stay on the tree for an extra month to be really good.
  4. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Last edited: Aug 29, 2008
  5. Stephen in SoKY

    Stephen in SoKY Chillin' With My Peeps

    Keifer pears. I canned 25 pints today. Around 40 pints to do tomorrow. Pick them green (I picked Monday) & let ripen in single layers a few days. I use medium syrup. They do make excellent baked pears (Butter, nutmeg & a little sugar). Actually, Keifers are my favorite canning & cooking pear.
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    If you let them sit a few days they should begin to soften.

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