Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Pears, Pears, and More Pears
For the second year in a row, my generous neighbors on Fulton Street have shared the bounty of their gianormous pear tree with me. This year I harvested not just from the ground with the trusty fruit picking pole, but also from their roof with the trusty fruit picking pole. It was the end of the season, the tree had been well harvested, I picked 4 HUGE grocery bags full (with the help of their 6 year old and 8 year old), and the tree was STILL full of fruit. Voluminous masses of pears! Even the compost bucket full of pear peelings as I canned and jammed was voluminous!
Poached pears, dried pears, pear jam, pearsauce (like applesauce but better), pear butter, what else can one do with pears? This year's yield: over 80 jars of various pear yummy-ness.