Tuesday, 5 November 2013

A Windfall

My next door neighbour knocked on our door at the weekend with a bag full of pears for us. His tree has produced a bumper crop this year and he wondered if we'd like some. Yes please!


There were just under four pounds of pears in the bag, they should keep us going for a while.


I'd like to use some of them to make a pear cake and a pear tart. I've been looking for recipes and wondered if anyone had any favourites that they'd like to share. I'd be very grateful.

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  1. Hi Jo

    I have one for an Apple Crumble cake but I think it would work just as well with Pears. Will look it out for you later.

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    1. That sounds lovely, I'll look forward to having the recipe for it.

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  2. Only ever had baked pears so looking forward to seeing what you make. What lovely neighbours you have :) xx

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    1. They're very generous neighbours. I've never baked with pears before so I look forward to giving some recipes a go.

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  3. Lucky you, enjoy. I like pears but don't eat them that often. Flighty xx

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    1. I'm the same, I rarely buy them but enjoy them when I do.

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  4. A lovely thought from your neighbour. We don't eat pears here, so no recipe ideas I'm afraid, but I bet that a crumble would be good! xx

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    1. My neighbour has been very generous. We don't often eat pears either so I don't have any recipes that I've used previously, I'm sure I'll find something to make with them though.

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  5. Oooh there are so many things you could do! Pears in syrup, pear chutney, definitely pear cake (go Swedish with it - Sockerkaka med ├Ąpple style!) or just poached in red wine with pices and creme fraiche! Yum!

    Best wishes,

    Tash from vintagepretty.org

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    1. Some lovely ideas there. I've never heard of Sockerkaka, I had to look that up.

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  6. How nice! I don't have a recipe but I think you can usually use pears the same way you would use apples, so a tart or crumble would work great.

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    1. I've never cooked with pears before, we usually use apples, but it's good to know that I can just substitute the apples for pears.

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  7. If you like sweet chutney there is a recipe for Pear Chutney on my blog. Don't you just love generous people x

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    1. I'm not usually one for chutneys but I may just give this a go, pear chutney sounds rather nice.

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  8. I've a recipe that combines pears and cranberries in a crisp that is lovely... sweet and a little bit tart.
    I'm sure if you Google for yummy suggestions there's many to choose from.
    Enjoy!

    Susan x

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    1. I think there's too much choice sometimes, that's why recommendations are good to have.

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  9. My dad's fruit trees have all produced bumper crops. I have been taking pears into work as there have been so many. Have a great week Jo.

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    1. I hope you stocked your freezer up first, though I love to share my surplus. People are always really pleased to receive free food as it's so expensive these days.

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  10. Hi Jo.
    If you go to the Lorraine Pascale website and type in pear to the search box, it will bring you to a fantastic pear tart. It is very easy to make and taste fantastic.
    You can also peel and half the pears put them in the end of a cake tin and cover with a chocolate sponge mix. When it is cooked turn out and you have a lovely pear and chocolate upside down cake. Have fun.

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    1. Thank you, I'll have a look on the Lorraine Pascale website, and the upside down cake is a good idea, I like the sound of that.

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  11. Hi Jo!!
    How are you?
    The pears look delicious!! I hope you'll share the pear cake recipe with us!
    Tammy xx

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    1. I'll certainly share what I decide to make with all the pears. I've eaten one or two and they're delicious, so juicy.

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  12. PS... I seriously LOVE all of the socks on your blog!!!!

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    1. Thank you. They're so cosy to wear.

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  13. How kind of your neighbours. I can't help you with a recipe I'm afraid. If S was close by she'd help you eat them though!
    Lisa x

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    1. I do enjoy a pear but it's a fruit I rarely buy, the same with plums actually. You'll have to plant a pear tree to keep S supplied.

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