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Subject: Pears
Date Posted: 10/22/2008 11:38 AM ET
Member Since: 10/2/2007
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I was given lots and lots of Keifer pears.  Other than eating them or pear butter I don't know what to do with them.  Any ideas would be appreciated.

Date Posted: 10/22/2008 11:52 AM ET
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Lucky you! My kids love pears.

I have made a pear tart that was very good, similar to an apple tart. You could freeze some or can them. Put them in a smoothie! Pear jam, most recipes use some ginger in them. I like pears cut up on a salad with balsamic or a citrus dressing. I have seen pear honey too but I have not tried to make it. Pear crisp or pear cobbler, I remember my mom making both one summer when someone gave us a bunch of pears.

Date Posted: 10/22/2008 11:57 AM ET
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This is a good recipe:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Pear-Bread-I/Detail.aspx

 

Date Posted: 10/22/2008 5:53 PM ET
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Crystal, is your name from "Jerusha Abbott" the lad character in the Jean Webster book "Daddy Long Legs"? Its a long time favorite of mine.

Date Posted: 10/23/2008 11:27 AM ET
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OK how do you freeze them?  I am scared to can.  I canned some jam 3 yrs ago and like half of it had mold so I didn't do something right. 

Leslie, I am going to try the bread.  It looks great.  Yes my name is from Daddy Long Legs.  It was the first book to affect me emotionally.  I really connected with the character.  I now read it once a year.  1912 is the year it was published.

Date Posted: 10/25/2008 4:41 PM ET
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Oh, Daddy Long Legs!  Now I have to go find my old copy!

Date Posted: 10/26/2008 2:06 PM ET
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I have a bunch of pears this year. I have been poaching them in port. So far, have just eaten them as a dessert - the liquor cooks off. I just got another bunch - I am going to try to can them. I'll be glad to send out the recipe (I am on a Mac and my posts always come out in one big jumble.) I adjusted the recipe I got by substituting honey for sugar, and was extremely pleased with the results.
Date Posted: 10/27/2008 4:16 PM ET
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Oh, its a wonderful book! I always recommend it to Anne of Green Gables fans, who have not always heard of Jean Webster. :-)