Sunday, September 27, 2009

Preserving Pears.

Just the one photo today as I have been out for most of the day.Rhoda, one of the ladies on the allotment gave me a big bag of pears from her trees at home.Apart from eating bought pears which are usually imported or tins of pears I have never been faced with a bag full to do something with.I have certainly never cooked one.
As luck would have it while reading blogs last week, Mangocheeks of Allotment2kitchen blog had a recipe for...A French Pear tart!
It is quick and simple to make as it is actually a batter mixture and the pears are arranged on top for cooking.You will have to visit the above link to the blog to see the photo and recipe as I made it while I was offline and did not take a photo!It is delicious and did not hang around too long.
That left me with the prospect of 'doing' something with the rest of the pears,Rhoda had taken the trouble to print off some recipes for me but I poached them and the pic above is of the pears in syrup cooling in containers for freezing.Each container has just enough to make another french tart when


flowergardengirl said...

I might can next year. You make it look easy and certainly yummy.

ga.farmwoman said...

Hey Peggy,
Guess what? I just picked a big bucket of pears to start peeling. I plan on making pear sauce tomorrow. I will freeze most of it and can some pear slices next.

The French Pear tart sounds good. I'll have to check it out.

Have a great day.

Linda said...

The pears are delicious just now. Seems as if many people are facing a glut just now - see a Canadian glut at

mangocheeks said...

I've been away in Aberdeen for work so did not get a chance to come by and have a nosy. So just want to say Thank you for the kind mention.

Sorry to read about the carrot fly!