Have you ever bought a bag of pears that never seem to ripen? In this post, I'll show you how to use them. Keep reading.
Dear friend, do you have pears sitting on your kitchen counter and always seem to keep their texture the same? They are too hard, and you are wondering what species of fruit that is!
When pears are picked too early, they are hard, and some might never ripen. You might buy these pears to enjoy them in a few days, but you get frustrated because they don't soften up!
The other day I bought some pears that were not ripening and tasted flat and crunchy. I was so eager to make these poached pears.
I love pears, and while I could still have used these hard pears to make pear salad, they were plenty to keep them sitting on my kitchen counter.
What to do with unripe pears
Instead of getting stuck with unripe pears, here is a recipe for you. Make a sweet pear sauce.
Cooking the hard pears makes them edible, and since they have a bland taste, I used raisins to add sweetness.
- Peel the pears and dice them into cubes.
- Cook the pears with raisins or dates to add some sweetness.
- Spicy them up with cinnamon. I love cardamom spice too.
- Blend into a pear sauce.
How to store the pear sauce
Once the pears are cooked and blended, let them cool completely before transferring the sauce to a glass jar.
Store the pear sauce in your fridge for up to 5 days.
How to use pear sauce
- You can use the pear sauce as spread on your bread or pancakes or eat it with some cookies.
- Use it to make pancakes in replacement of sweeteners.
- If you consume meat, this pear sauce can enhance the taste.
There we go! Now you have a solution to your hard, unripe pears. Enjoy your pear sauce.
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What to do with unripe pears | Pear sauce
- kitchen knife
- A vegetable peeler
- 1 pound/kg hard/unripe pears
- 4 cardamoms (seeds only or powder)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder or 2 sticks
- ¼ cup raisins (nonsugared)
- Clean, peel and dice the pears
- If using whole cardamoms, open them and get the seeds
- Put the seeds in a saucepan and heat till fragrant
- Add the pears, raisins, cinnamon, and ½ cup of water
- Simmer the pears on moderately low heat for 15 minutes
- Let the pears cool. If using cinnamon sticks, remove them
- Blend the pears into a sauce
- Transfer the sauce into a glass jar with a rid.
- The amount of water will depend on the number of pears.
- The sauce can store for up to 5 days in your fridge.
- You can use substitute raisins with dates.
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