We have a pear tree that was bearing the weight of too many pears, so it was time to harvest.
Pears, from what I’ve read, don’t soften on the tree, so we individually wrapped the pears in newspaper to get them to fully ripen.
Now they sit in three boxes while we wait. They have to be checked every day because they’ll be hard as a rock and then go to mush in no time, which reminds me that I need to be a bit more vigilant about checking them.
What to do with so many pears? We’re thinking of canning sliced pears, pear butter, and ginger pears. There are some great recipes here, written by people who are even crazier about pears than I (se possibile).
To be continued…