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O.K. I could use some help here. I heard that someone had a whack of pears that I could have if I wanted to come and pick them. Well one thing led to another and now I have about 400 pears. I am going to make the usual, canned pears, pearsauce, pear jam, pear juice and pear wine. But I need some ideas of what to do with the other 150 pears! Any suggestions?
 

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Take what you can't use or eat to a homeless shelter. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Pear is the fruit of the tree. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sautee it. There's, um, pear kebabs, pear creole, pear gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir fried. There's pineapple pear and lemon pear, coconut pear, pepper pear, pear soup, pear stew, pear salad, pear and potatoes, pear burger, pear sandwich...that's about it.
 

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Thanks Amy SF, They told me that they would take 100 pears, so I am down to 50.<br><br>
And jeezycreezy, thank you, I do not know what I would do without you. Hey your name sounds familiar, jeezy creezy, no, jeeze, no, j.c. hmmmmmmmm that's it! Jesus Christ, is that you?
 

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I've had dried pears, and I liked them. I haven't tried drying any fresh produce yet though, and I think they can get moldy if they're not dried properly.<br><br><br><br>
I don't think you have to worry about them getting too dry- you can soak them a bit or cook them in something, and that makes them juicy again.
 

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Pear cobbler or cake <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"><br><br><br><br>
Nice idea with the homeless shelter! We often skimped on fresh pears, peaches, etc. when I worked at a shelter, because we got so many donated in canned form. (blech)
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>jeezycreezy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Pear is the fruit of the tree. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sautee it. There's, um, pear kebabs, pear creole, pear gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir fried. There's pineapple pear and lemon pear, coconut pear, pepper pear, pear soup, pear stew, pear salad, pear and potatoes, pear burger, pear sandwich...that's about it.</div>
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wow.<br><br>
that is alot of pear anything.<br><br>
how did you think of all those?<br><br>
some of those sound reallly good<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/notworthy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":wayne:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>DLS</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Jesus Christ, is that you?</div>
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jeezycreezy is just a nickname my Dad gave me. He can be a <i>real</i> comedian sometimes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"><br><br><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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wow.<br><br>
that is alot of pear anything.<br><br>
how did you think of all those?</div>
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I used to be a shrimp boat captain. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smoking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smoke:"><br><br><br><br>
Cheers!<br><br>
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Thanks a bushel, A friend stopped by, when they get home they hopefully will notice the bag in the back seat. 40 more pears to go!
 

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Exactly. Of course, that's what the mademoiselles of an earlier era used when they went strolling along the Champs-Élysées in Pearis.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lipsrsealed2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sealed:">
 

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This recipe is festive and pretty tasty:<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Baked Sweet Potato and Pears<br><br><br><br>
2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cooked (I sliced them and then microwaved them)<br><br>
28 oz canned pears, drained and sliced<br><br>
1/4 cup melted margarine<br><br>
1/2 tsp salt<br><br>
1/4 tsp. cinnamon and nutmeg<br><br>
1/2 cup brown sugar<br><br>
4 oz. shredded coconut<br><br><br><br>
Preheat oven to 350. Slice sweet potatoes. Mix sweet potatoes and first five ingredients in a mixing bowl. Spoon into a greased 12 x 8 casserole dish. Sprinkle with brown sugar and coconut. Bake for 30 minutes.<br></div>
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When I made this, I replaced the canned pears with 3 fresh, ripe ones and put a lid on for part of the cooking to soften them up. I also decreased the salt and coconut as a matter of preference.<br><br><br><br>
I also came across an interesting cranberry sauce recipe that includes a couple of pears:<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Zesty Cranberry Sauce<br><br>
(Serves 8)<br><br><br><br>
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries<br><br>
1/2 cup undiluted orange juice concentrate<br><br>
2 ripe pears, finely chopped<br><br>
1 medium apple, finely chopped<br><br>
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon<br><br>
1 teaspoon grated orange rind<br><br>
1/2 cup raw sugar or other sweetener<br><br><br><br>
Combine all ingredients except sweetener in a saucepan, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Continue cooking, uncovered, until cranberry skins pop and mixture thickens slightly, about 10 minutes. Add sweetener to taste if desired.<br><br><br><br>
Serve hot or cold.<br><br><br><br>
Nutrition information per serving: 124 calories, 0.7 g protein, 31.5 g carbohydrate, 0.3 g fat, 2% of calories from fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 0.9 g sodium<br></div>
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<br><a href="http://www.pcrm.org/health/recipes/thanksgiving.html" target="_blank">http://www.pcrm.org/health/recipes/thanksgiving.html</a>
 

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Of course, that would still leave you with quite a few pears. You could try giving some more to friends or check to see if there is a Food Not Bombs in your area (they might take them). Are there any shelters, soup kitchens or food banks that you could try?
 

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Thanks again everybody, Since I live on a very isolated piece of property, that is way on the outskirts of a very small isolated town. It is hard to get the rest of the pears out of here to begin with and then since it has been a good year for fruit in our area, everyone else is up to their armpits in pears too. I can't give them away, our food bank is full of fruits.<br><br>
Tonight I am having Baked sweet potatoes and Pears, thanks msbunniclua and nigel, is there such a thing as eating too many pears in one day? Will I get sick and pearish? LOL
 

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The baked sweet potatoe and Pears was excellent, thanks again msbunnicula.<br><br>
This morning I was watching 1 of the 2 channels I get up in the bush, and on the cooking segment of the morning news they were doing vegetarian recipes. The dessert recipe was Poached pears stuffed with pumpkin puree, and since I just happen to have a pumpkin in the garden and 30 more pears to go, guess what I am having for dessert tonight?<br><br>
p.s. Pearl the pitty has just decided that she would like to try a pear herself, 29 more pears to go!<br><br>
p.s. to the p.s. Now someone else says that they have a tree full of winter apples that I can have. What to do, What to do? Anybody out there have any ideas?
 

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apple pie! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>jeezycreezy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Pear is the fruit of the tree. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sautee it. There's, um, pear kebabs, pear creole, pear gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir fried. There's pineapple pear and lemon pear, coconut pear, pepper pear, pear soup, pear stew, pear salad, pear and potatoes, pear burger, pear sandwich...that's about it.</div>
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That's a great movie. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 
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