RE: [gardeners] Re: Sunday in the garden [sic]

Terry King (
Mon, 25 Jun 2001 16:21:39 -0700

Pears also make wonderful chutney.  If I remember correctly the Ball Blue
Book has a very good recipe.

E. WA.

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Margaret
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2001 10:35 AM
Subject: RE: [gardeners] Re: Sunday in the garden [sic]

Alice, if you do turn out to have a big crop of good pears, another
preservation technique is to dry them.  Pears are easy to dry. You don't
have to skin them, and I just use a Vegomatic to slice them, core and all.
Once they're dehydrated, you can pick out seeds as you eat them.  Margaret L

At 09:39 AM 6/25/01 -0400, you wrote:
>Oh, now that's interesting. I had no idea there was any such-type of pear.
>The fruits themselves have the shape and color of a "regular" bartlett (?)
>that you buy in the grocery store, so I just assumed that's what it was. I
>will talk with our extension office. I can't believe I may have just been
>wasting all those pears for all these years!  Would I go about making pear
>butter the same way I do apple butter? Different spices? We put up many
>pints of apple butter every year. Pear would make an interesting change for
>those Christmas baskets. And pear honey?  That's peaked my interest.