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giveitago



Joined: 02 Jan 2011
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Location: surrey
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 11 6:32 pm    Post subject: who likes pears? Reply with quote
    

We have 8 various Pear trees on our rented land. They are dripping with fruit. I cannot sell them due to our rental contract.

They will be swelling and ripening soon and we are going to have a bash at making some cider and making ourselves sick on pear tarts etc.

Would anyone like a few in return for something other than a pear?

We are based near guildford.

jamanda
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Location: Devon
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 11 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I would if I were nearer. I love them.

Greenfoot



Joined: 04 Dec 2007
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Location: The veggie plot or getting stones
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 11 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I would also love some if I lived closer to you. I love pear and cinnamon and pear and ginger jam.

giveitago



Joined: 02 Jan 2011
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Location: surrey
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 11 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Oo, yeah jam, hadnt considered that.

gil
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 11 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Pear chutney is good too - use an apple chutney recipe and substitute pears.

12Bore



Joined: 15 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 11 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Can you bottle them (with alcohol for Christmas presents)?

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 11 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Forget making perry with your pears. They really do need to be from a perry pear variety. We made one failed attempt a few years back.

wildfoodie



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 11 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

pear and ginger chutney - yum....

gil
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 11 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Bodger wrote:
Forget making perry with your pears. They really do need to be from a perry pear variety. We made one failed attempt a few years back.


OTOH, pear wine works well with most varieties, though it is good to have some cooking pears in the mix (or Conference, at least). You could also add a bit more bite with a few cooking apples or crabapples in the mix.

gil
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 11 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Got a dehydrator ? try making dried pear rings/slices.

Pear leather.
Bottled in Kilner jars.

LynneA



Joined: 25 Oct 2006
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Location: London N21
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 11 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

wildfoodie wrote:
pear and ginger chutney - yum....


Pear & Ginger jam - makes a change from apple sauce with roast pork.

Nicky cigreen



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
Posts: 9285
Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 11 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

if you cook them in a light syrup, you can freeze them.

we like pears with chocolate crumble

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 11 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Pear sorbet is heavenly.

Ginkotree



Joined: 26 Jun 2008
Posts: 2956
Location: south west wales
PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 11 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

good luck with the pears..some really yummy ideas here....have a pear party..

Ruralnaedowell



Joined: 11 Nov 2010
Posts: 121
Location: Welshpool
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 11 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Somebody with a business called seren from by wrexham gave me a jar of pear and pernod jelly once. This jelly was really tasty and would be a good one to make..

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