We have an old sand pear tree on our property that the birds and squirrels have been enjoying for some time. The pears are huge, but hard, and well....sandy in texture. I've been told they're good "canning" pears. Probably cause they aren't fun to eat.
I have to say, the funnest part was taking a long pvc pipe down to the tree and swinging at the branches like a pinata.
We have 2 intentions with this fruit loot. 1. fruit leathers, 2. WINE
|3 large grocery sack fulls of pears|
|putting B to work coring|
|I believe sitting on the front porch with the dogs, cutting pears is a wonderful way to spend the afternoon|
|I think this should be enough for dehydrating|
|I just lightly boiled these for about 4-5 minutes|
|after pureeing, I just poured and spread onto the paraflexx tray liners|
|this is exactly what it looks like in the dehydrator manual|
|cracks and bubbles....whatever|
And then...I pull them out of the fridge in the morning and of course, stuck to each other. I have to laugh, right?
|I sprinkled coconut flakes on this tray.|
|dirty dishes, yep, always a mess|
And they didn't so much as roll as they just folded awkwardly. So I made holey fruit fold-ups. Yep, just like the store bought kind. The whole point was to make a high calorie, quick easy snack to grab, and I did. Therefore, this is a success story. With lots of laughs.