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MARISKANY Sep 13, 2013 02:41 PM

My daughter in law gave me 10 ripe pears. Any suggestions on what to do with them?

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    nojunk Sep 13, 2013 02:51 PM

    this cake is fabulous. Every time I serve it the room goes silent, and then you hear people just sign. I serve it with lightly whipped cream. Enjoy!

    http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2009/0...

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      Sudsville Sep 13, 2013 03:28 PM

      Apple pear crisp. Try Ina's recipe.

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        Chefpaulo Sep 13, 2013 03:44 PM

        Pear sauce. Use any apple sauce recipe. If already ripe, do something soon before they brown.

        My personal favorite is to core from the bottom to remove all pith and seeds, poach in ginger ale in a slow over for about an hour and chill. Meanwhile, toast some chopped walnuts and blend with sweet (important!) Gorgonzola. Pipe the Gorgonzola into the hollowed, chilled pears and serve pears upright with a dollop of whipped cream.

        1. Aravisea Sep 13, 2013 04:08 PM

          Pear sorbet is lovely.

          1. greygarious Sep 13, 2013 05:46 PM

            Pears are very closely related to apples. Anything that calls for apples, you can make with pears. Google Jacques Pepin's Braised Pears with Caramel Sauce. Pear, sugar, and cream are the only ingredients. It's easy and way more than the sum of its parts.

            1. Caitlin McGrath Sep 13, 2013 06:11 PM

              Try this cake (the recipe calls it a tart, but it's a cake): http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/2988...

              It has quite a history on Chowhound, many fans over the years (and actually works well with all kinds of juicy fruit).

              1. Cherylptw Sep 14, 2013 09:04 AM

                Poached pear tarts with pastry cream and homemade caramel like these

                 
                1. MidwesternerTT Sep 14, 2013 11:18 AM

                  This apple pear gingerbread upside down cake is great. Can be made with all pear, too.
                  http://www.food52.com/recipes/810_apple_pear_upsidedown_cake_with_ginger_caramel_glaze

                  Spiced pear bundt cake, but OMIT THE GLAZE is a fall favorite
                  http://theculinarychronicles.com/2010/11/15/spiced-pear-cake-for-national-bundt-day/

                  Pear Cardamom Bread - need I say more?

                  http://www.food.com/recipe/Pear-Carda...

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                    MARISKANY Sep 16, 2013 06:05 AM

                    Thanks for al your suggestions. I ended up making a pear, walnut, raisin bread. Not too fussy, but good.

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