This recipe for cinnamon-spiced pears (Minimalist Baker) is an ideal way to use up a glut of fruit. Try to buy pears from farm shops, as most pears in supermarkets are frozen and chilled then sent from abroad, so are nothing like ripe juicy pears in season. They will also be cheaper and taste better!
Keep these recipes away from pets due to unsafe ingredients (fruits pips & seeds, cloves/nutmeg etc). Read up on food safety & pets.
Surprisingly for a fruit, pears are rich in calcium, so make great foods for vegans and people with osteoporosis. Native to Asia, nevertheless we have lots of pear trees in community orchards. Alas, England’s second-oldest pear tree was recently chopped down, to make way for the disastrous HS2 project (we need life to slow down, not build high-speed trains). Based on other models, the project will not only do nothing to stop climate change, but kill around 22,000 native wildlife each year, once (and hopefully not if) built.
roasted pears in ginger syrup
This recipe for roasted pears in ginger syrup (Full of Plants) is an ideal way to use up a glut of fruit. Sweetened with maple syrup, serve with coconut cream (Nature’s Charm or The Coconut Collab are good brands).