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    What to do with pears?

    Help ... a neighbor gave me 1/2 bushel of pears. I have a batch in the dehydrator now making leather (fruit roll ups) and made a batch of canned pears. What else would you make with fresh pears? Is pear sauce any good? This seems almost too much of a good thing.

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    I found this... but it sure doesn't trip my trigger.

    http://allrecipes.com/recipes/fruits...pears/top.aspx

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    It makes a great crumble dish! (Is that what Americans call cobbler, I muse?)

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    Fresh pear pie and pear sauce. Fresh pear pie is wonderful and pear sauce is like apple sauce only better.

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    Thanks for the ideas!! Also came across pear bread and pear tart. I will be baking up a storm!

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    +1 on the pear butter. It is delicious, and can be canned or frozen.
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    My DH grills them with nutmeg and they're delicious!
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    We have been picking up the neighbor's windfalls and making batches of pear chutney to give away at Christmas. They'd just rot on the ground and attract yellowjackets if we didn't! ;-)
    My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already!

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    With our pears, I simmer them peeled, cored and wedged in a very light sugar and lemon solution and then freeze them to use in fruit salads in winter.

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    Pear chutney!

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