When pears ripen on my trees, all other activities stop until I can preserve as many as possible. I’ve canned them, made pear preserves, and this year I am going to attempt to dehydrate them then maybe I can make Crockpot Fruit Cobbler with Dried Fruit from my stockpile. Here are some ideas that might help you hold on to the delicate and delicious taste of fresh pears.
Fabulous pear links
What kind of pear tree do you have? Here is a chart showing descriptions of all the different varieties of pear and what qualities to look for in each type pear.
Have you ever made pear preserves? They are simple and delicious. (My favorite kind of recipe!)
Canned pears are amazingly good, and tasty all year long! If you don’t know how to can pears, don’t worry – you can retain the delicate goodness of a sweet pear by following the instructions given in this recipe for canned pears.
Don’t want to can your pears or make preserves? Try these instructions for dehydrating pears when they are in season, and enjoy them even after all the leaves have fallen, and snow is on the ground.
I Love Preserved Pears!
These links provide all the best ways to enjoy pears year ’round. If you have a pear tree, if your neighbor has one, or if you can find a bushel at the farmer’s market, you are in for some good eating this winter! Enjoy the harvest.
What’s your favorite way to preserve pears?