Free Pears

Originally posted at keeping feet on 11/2/2006

So, I mentioned earlier that we came upon free pears on the side of the road, and helped ourselves to plenty because I had promised to make a pie. I also mentioned that these seemed like very large pears, and we grabbed quite a hefty plastic-shopping-bag-full.

Last night was my pear-pie baking evening, and my mom came over to help out, because the most time-consuming part is peeling and slicing the silly things. Well, we got started peeling and slicing, and we got through about a third of the pears and realized we already had accumulated the 6 cups of fruit called for by the recipe. I didn't have anything else to do with the fruit, so I told my mom to keep peeling and slicing while I made the first pie. By the end, we made 2 pies and had plenty left over to cook in cinnamon and sugar for a yummy treat. The first pie went to Josh's work, the second to my mom for all her help. I kept the cooked pears and had some fro breakfast this morning :)

And, after all of that, I'm out of brown sugar. And pears, thankfully.


fairytail3982 said...

Looks delicious! Can you post the recipe? I'm going to try to make your pear sauce tomorrow but am adding ginger. :)

Elizabeth said...

these look scrumptious, I googled pear sauce in crock and found your site, If you have the recipe still handy for your pies, can you share ( i realize this is a very old post, lol!)? thanks so much!

Joanna said...

The pear pie recipe is a combination of a couple different recipes- I can't believe I've never posted it! I came across free pears yet again this year, so perhaps I'll get one whipped up & posted soon.

It's basically an apple pie with a streusel topping, substituting pears.

The pear sauce recipe is here