[gardeners] pear butter, a funny story

flylo@txcyber.com (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sat, 4 Aug 2001 08:05:31 -0500

A friend of mine and myself (years ago) decided to can up all those 
Kieffer pears her trees had produced. (yeah, right). we settled on 
pear butter since it's a cooked recipe and Kieffers are like rocks 
unless you process the dickens out of them. We peeled, sliced, 
diced, did everything known but we still had pear chunk, not butter. 
Finally after cooking down a ways we hit on the idea of putting 
them through the blender. She had a big wooden spoon she'd use 
to 'mash down' the pears and occasionally, left the blender running 
and the spoon would 'oops' disappear a little into the pear pulp. 
It was fun because we did it together but hard work to do anything 
with Kieffers. However, I've since made pear butter several times 
and never did get the rave reviews we got with her 'spoon secret'!!