I was given around 40 pears .........what a wonderful blessing. Most were already ripe, some weren't. I had to think fast about what I was going to do with all that delicious fruit.
After eating a couple, I knew they'd go bad before we were able to finish them off, so I thought about making a cake with them. But then there would still be most of them left.
So I decided to return to the drawing board. Applesauce came to mind and I thought, "why not pearsauce?" So I peeled half of them, cored and chopped away and threw them in a pan. I cooked them down and decided to leave them in pieces rather than sauce them.
I added spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and allspice. I used mostly cinnamon with a dash of the others. Wow, so yummy!!! Dh loved it and you don't add sugar. They have plenty of their own. We've eaten it as is and it's a delicious dessert.
A couple days later I rolled some in a tortilla. Wow, that almost tasted like I was eating a pear pie, similar to the SAD pies like you get at the fast food places. I heated the tortilla so that it was a little crunchy. My next try will be half of a whole wheat pita stuffed with some pearsauce. I make the pita crunchy by throwing it in the toaster for hummus, so that's what I'll do for the pearsauce too.
This turned out to be a simple delicious dessert. And it's a nice change from fruit smoothies or fruit ice cream from the VitaMix.