>Does anyone out there have any idea on what to do
>with lots of pears? I was given about 6 sacks full
>of pears and they've been ripening nicely.
>I never thought I'd say this, but just plain eating
>them is getting a little old. Any recipes that use
>a lot of pears would be appreciated as well as any
>experiences with freezing them.
How about making "pear butter", substituting pears for apples in the recipe?
We lived in Germany for 5 years and had a huge pear tree in the backyard. It
was so big that you couldn't reach the pears and several times a day I would
collect the ones that dropped on the ground. They would spoil very quickly,
because when they dropped they were so ripe and juicy (the bees had a blast
with those fermenting pears left on the ground! %^). I would cut off the bad
spots and make "pear butter" or pear sauce on a regular basis.
You could freeze it in small portions (ice cube tray or "plops" on a metal pan,
bag when firm) and have a good supply of fat substitute.
Enjoy your bounty.