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Nov 24, 2010 04:53 AM

How can I make my pears ripen faster?

I have bartllet pears I bought on Monday, and I thought by today they would be soft, but I was wrong! I need to make my cranberry chutney tonight, and these pears have a LONG way to go!!


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  1. put them in a brown paper bag with a ripe banana. Won't be ripe by tonight, though...maybe tomorrow.

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    1. re: sunshine842

      <"put them in a brown paper bag with a ripe banana.">

      ...or an apple.

      1. re: Gio

        The apple will work miracles.

        1. re: Nancy S.

          If the pears don't get soft, make apple-cranberry chutney...

    2. Thanks everyone!! You saved me!