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Aug 3, 2011 02:35 PM

What can I do with Asian pears?

I searched the boards and found tons of suggestions to eat them raw but I have over 150 and need some way ton use TONS of them. We have been eating them like crazy but can't keep up. Can I make something like apple sauce, jam, ... Looking forward to hearing your suggestions!

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  1. My sister made the most DIVINE jam with asian pears last year. I will have to ask her for the recipe. She gave it away as gifts during the holidays and I begged her for another jar. Alas, everyone was begging her for more too! I sure hope she makes it again this year.

    I'll ask her how she did it and post back. Good luck.

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    1. re: LNG212

      I would love the recipe. Thanks!

    2. Try making nectar with Asian pears and then freezing it. You probably can make "apple sauce" with them too, and try freezing that just the same.

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      1. re: Cheese Boy

        yes, they make great sauce. They also bake beautifully, like apples. I like them shredded in slaws.

        1. I made ice cream last night. Can't wait to they it today. Thanks!

          1. This isn't going to use a ton of them but it's delicious, it really benefits from the firm sweetness of Asian pears and it will keep you fed and happy while you figure out the bulk uses. ;>

            I also really love the combo of thin sliced Asian pears and fresh blueberries. The flavors compliment one another beautifully and the so do the textures. They'd be lovely together with a triple cream cheese as well.

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