Total Time
40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I haven't tried this but since I love pears...how can it go wrong?? This came from an issue of Food Digest.

Directions

  1. Prepare pears: peel, halve, core and cut into 1 inch pieces.
  2. In a medium saucepan with a lid, combine pears, 1/4 cup of water, lemon zest and 1/8 tsp of coarse salt.
  3. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  4. Cover and cook until pears are soft - 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Uncover and coarsely mash with the back of a spoon. Continue cooking until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes.
  6. Transfer mixture to a food processor and blend until smooth.
  7. Add lemon juice and honey to taste.
  8. Serve warm or let cool, then cover and refrigerate up to 1 week.
Most Helpful

Really great, simple recipe! I had some organic pears that were going bad (the green ones?) so I cored, sliced and chunked (left skin on). Couldn't get much lemon zest and didn't use salt. I also added 2 handfuls of fresh raspberries. I used my immersion blender to puree and added more honey, due to the raspberries. Wonderful taste.

WI Cheesehead February 16, 2009