- 1 Bake Them. Share. Pears have a slightly firm texture that holds up well to cooking, which makes baking one of the best things to do with pears.
- 2 Make a Sandwich. Share.
- 3 Have a Salad. Share.
- 4 Whip up a Pie. Share.
- 5 Grill Them. Share.
- 6 Make an Appetizer. Share.
- 7 Roast Them. Share.
- 1 What can I do with lots of pears?
- 2 What can be made from pears?
- 3 Do pears freeze well?
- 4 What is the best way to preserve pears?
- 5 What to do with pears that are not ripe?
- 6 Can dogs eat pears?
- 7 How do you store pears long term?
- 8 How do you freeze fresh pears?
- 9 How do you store pears for the winter?
- 10 Can I freeze pears without cooking them?
- 11 Can you freeze pears without blanching?
- 12 Can stewed pears be frozen?
- 13 Can you can pears with skin on?
- 14 How do I keep my pears from turning brown?
- 15 Can pears be pressure canned?
What can I do with lots of pears?
You can simplify things massively in four easy ways:
- Freeze ’em – Chop them up, bag them, freeze them, use them later.
- Breakfast Sauce – Stew the pears down with some coconut oil, a little sugar and some spices. You can make a delicious sauce and freeze it.
- Ferment – Do you ferment?
- Fruit Leather – Every kid loves it.
What can be made from pears?
No matter the variety, though, pears can be sliced into salads, roasted with other fall veggies (like butternut squash), or paired with flavorful blue cheese on a crostini. And of course, pears can be baked into your favorite fall desserts: pies, crumbles, cakes, and more!
Do pears freeze well?
Any variety of pear can be frozen, but stick with pears that are ripe. Test for ripeness by pressing gently near the top of the “neck.” If it gives, it’s ready for freezing—or eating!
What is the best way to preserve pears?
If properly sealed, pear preserves can be stored in a cool, dark place for up to one year. A simple storage option for pear jam, butter, and chutney. Storing halved or whole preserved pears in the freezer is not recommended due to their fragile texture. Preserves can be stored in the freezer for up to six months.
What to do with pears that are not ripe?
Place underripe pears in a fruit bowl at room temperature near other ripening fruit like bananas, which naturally give off ethylene and will help speed up the ripening process. And if you find yourself with a few too many overripe pears, blend them into smoothies, soups, sauces and purees!
Can dogs eat pears?
Yes, dogs can eat pears. It’s been suggested that eating the fruit can reduce the risk of having a stroke by 50 percent. Just be sure to cut pears into bite-size chunks and remove the pit and seeds first, as the seeds contain traces of cyanide. Skip canned pears with sugary syrups.
How do you store pears long term?
A suitable storage place might include a garage, shed or cellar, provided that it is: cool, with an even temperature of 2.8-7°C (37-45°F) for apples and even cooler for pears, if possible (pears can even be stored in the salad compartment of a fridge)
How do you freeze fresh pears?
Peel, halve, and core pears, then cut into slices or wedges. Line a cookie sheet or sheet pan with parchment paper, then top that prepared sheet with the sliced pears. Place the sheet and pears in the freezer and allow to freeze solid.
How do you store pears for the winter?
Storing and keeping pears for the winter
- Spread the pears out in crates or on shelves, without them touching each other.
- Ensure that air circulates well around the pears.
- Store the crates in the dark, away from moisture and ideally at a temperature of around 50°F (10°C).
Can I freeze pears without cooking them?
Before freezing your pears, you need to make some decisions. Choose your preservation method: Preserving your pears in syrup will result in the best color and texture, but you can also freeze them in sugar, juice, water, or nothing at all. If you’re planning to use them uncooked, consider syrup or juice.
Can you freeze pears without blanching?
If planning to use pears uncooked, freeze using juice or water method. If planning to use pears in a sweetened jam, jelly, fruit butter, or sauce, try freezing using the juice or water method, but choose unsweetened juice.
Can stewed pears be frozen?
Cook the pears until they are tender, about 15 to 25 minutes, and then remove the pot from the heat to cool completely. Pour the cooled pears and syrup into a plastic freezer-safe container. Seal tightly.
Can you can pears with skin on?
For Bartlett Pears, they will turn a reddish-yellow and be slightly soft when ripe. My family prefers peeled pears, but it is perfectly safe to leave the skins on, saving you lots of time. A friend shared with me that you can blanch pears in hot water and the skins slip right off. Brilliant!
How do I keep my pears from turning brown?
To keep cut and sliced pears from turning brown, slow the oxidation process by applying lemon juice on them to denature the enzymes that cause discoloration when exposed to air. Alternatively, heat the pear slices briefly to keep them from browning.
Can pears be pressure canned?
You can “can” pears in either a water bath or pressure canner. Water bath canner: Put the sealed jars in the canner and keep them cover with at least 1 inch of water and boiling. Boil them for at least 20 minutes (and no more than 30 min).