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Pears
Sun 4-Sep-11
5:06 pm
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Les
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Hi I have a lot of Pears and want to pickle, chutney or jam them but have no recipe's can you help?

Also looking for any not spicy as my daughter does not like spice.

 

Cheers

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Sun 4-Sep-11
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Hi, Les. I have just made some chutney using this recipe. It is Hugh Fearnley-Whatnot (sorry, Whittingstall)'s recipe for Glutney, the third one down the page. You can use whatever you have on hand, in whatever proportions. I leave out the chilli as I don't like hot chutney, and use pears instead of some/all of the apples. It is much better with pears.

Pear butter is another possibility, but that needs a lot of cooking and stirring unless you do it in a microwave. Here is a recipe that gives a variety of ways to cook it. The one I use for apple butter includes spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, I think) and uses larger quantities. I assume that the odd reference to pumpkin in the recipe means it was adapted from a pumpkin recipe and can be ignored.

And here is Kate's recipe for pear mincemeat. For once I copied a recipe with proper reference so I could find it again!

Pickled pears, very good... but I don't know where my recipe is. doh I will need to find it soon, before the final pears need using.

Sun 4-Sep-11
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Hello Les, welcome to the forum!  If you use the search facility at top left of the page and on Fiona's blog I'm sure you will find any amount of ideas.

I'll try that again!

Sun 4-Sep-11
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But when you search, make sure you tick all forums, not just current forum, in the left hand column, or you will miss a lot!

Sun 4-Sep-11
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Yes, search the blog for Belgian bottled pears for one. They are amazing. I've also made Fiona's pear and lemon jam, which is really nice -- also on the blog.

Sun 4-Sep-11
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Fiona's Pear and lemon jam recipe on the blog section of this site is good, if you reduce the water quantities

Sun 4-Sep-11
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I pickled some pears for the first time this year. I used this recipe:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/pickledpears_93088

 

I can't tell you if it's any good yet though as I only did it a couple of weeks ago and I'm leaving them to mature a bit before opening...

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