50 Things to do with Pears (and Asian Pears!)

It's harvest season which means you're going to have a lot of produce on your hands. Have any pears, then checkout the 50 different things you can do with pears and asian pears form funcheapor.com

If you were on Instagram yesterday, then you may have seen the post I shared about all the Asian Pears I picked from my fruit trees.  Our harvest this year has been amazing, but holy fruit, batman!  There are literally pears for days (maybe even years) here at my house, and I don't quite know what to do with them all.

Being the resourceful gal that I am, I took to social media and asked you amazing Freebs what you would do with a million and one Asian Pears; and boy did you guys deliver!  Your suggestions, and a few things I found Pinterest, were just so good that I had to share all this pearfection (sorry, I couldn't help myself) with you!   Don't have an Asian Pear (or any kinds of pear) tree?  This post is still for you!  Pears are in season right now, so simply go to your local grocery store or orchard, buy a bag full of your favorite pears, and you can join in on the fun too! It's a great way to work pears into your shelf-cooking repertoire, all year long.

Okay, let's get on with it…shall we?  I now give you…

50 things to do with pears! (and Asian Pears!)

All of the ideas I'm sharing are pure awesome sauce, but this first one is my favorite.  Especially because it's all about doing some good.

It's harvest season which means you're going to have a lot of produce on your hands. Have any pears, then checkout the 50 different things you can do with pears and asian pears form funcheapor.com

  1. Donate some to a local food bank
  2. Poached pears
  3.  Pie
  4. Preserve your pears by canning them
  5. Pear sauce-like applesauce, but with pears
  6. Pear fruit leather
  7. Jam
  8. Dehydrated pear slices
  9. Pear salad with arugula, feta cheese , walnuts and fried pears
  10. Use as a pizza topping paired with caramelized onions and feta cheese
  11. Freeze dry them! You can contact your County USU Extension Office to rent a freeze dry machine.  They can also provide you with test recipes for preserves.
  12. Make pear juice
  13. Pear butter
  14. Top pear slices with warmed Brie cheese then drizzle a white apricot balsamic vinegar
  15. Pear and honey facial mask
  16. Make a fruit stand and let your kids sell them to make a quick buck
  17. Gift to neighbors
  18. Pear lavender jam
  19. Slice and eat on toast
  20. Chop and put in pancakes
  21. Pear crisp
  22. Muffins
  23. Do a produce swap with a neighbor, family member, or friend
  24. Make baby food
  25. Share at a church or community function
  26. Add them to smoothies
  27. Make a marinade
  28. Teacher gift
  29. Pear hand pie
  30. Edible centerpiece
  31. Pear chutney
  32. Chop up and eat in oatmeal
  33. Add as bread mix-in
  34. Grilled pear and cheese sandwich
  35. Bleu cheese and asian pear crostinis
  36. Asian pear slaw
  37. Cinnamon pear cake
  38. Pickled pears
  39. Pear vinaigrette
  40. Pear sorbet
  41. Caramel dipped pears
  42. Pear cider
  43. Baked pears
  44. Pear lemonade
  45. Pear potato soup
  46. Place cards for dinner party
  47. Pear candle votives
  48. Sugar scrub
  49. Soap
  50. Pear salsa

 

It's harvest season which means you're going to have a lot of produce on your hands. Have any pears, then checkout the 50 different things you can do with pears and asian pears form funcheapor.comThere you go!  50 things to with pears (and asian pears).  This list seriously couldn't have happened without your help Freebs, so thanks!  If you don't see your favorite use for pears in this list, then make sure to share!  Also, don't forget to, check out this post I did a few years ago about 100 dinner ideas for busy nights if you are in need of some new recipes. I think you're going to love it!

 

 

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  1. You can substitute applesauce or pear sauce in your cake or bread recipe in place of oil/butter. For example, when I make pioneer woman’s carrot cake I use half the oil it calls for and half homemade applesauce. It is delicious, moist and a little healthier! 🙂

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