Thursday, September 3, 2009

Pears and Galas!!

It's the time my niece Jessica has been waiting for!! Clapp's Favorite pears are in season! Sweet, juicy pears make a great snack! Gala apples are also in season. Crisp, sweet, and juicy! They are my daugher Katie and my husband Steve's favorite apples!
Now that the students are back, and our kids are going back to school, "schoolboy" size apples are perfect for the lunchbox or backpack.

Here's a new recipe that is a nice alternative to applesauce. Great Grandkids Drew & Jack love it! (makes great babyfood as well!)

Pear Sauce

1/2 peck of Clapp's Favorite pears, peeled, cored and diced
1/8 cup sugar or less to your taste (pears are naturally sweet)
1/4 cup water or apple juice
1/4 t. cinnamon if desired

In a large sauce pan, cook fruit, liquid, cinnamon, and sugar over low heat until the fruit becomes very soft, stirring often. Mash chunky bits of pear with a potato masher or ricer.

** if you are making babyfood, you can pour sauce into an ice cube tray and freeze into cubes. Store cubes in an airtight container for single serving sizes!


  1. Clapp's Favorite pears are the best thing that has ever grown on a tree. They are a perfect snack, small and juicy and perfect! Nature's candy :)

  2. hey, i am wondering if you guys have a location for purchasing other than the farmers market? i want to get a bunch of pears and do some canning...

    just checking...thanks!!


  3. Amy, if you are checking back, I am so sorry that I didn't respond sooner! I am new to blogging and am trying to get the hang of it! I'm sorry that pear season is over now! You can always ask my parents at the market for special orders or large quantity orders. I can't guarantee they will be able to fill your request, but you are always welcome to ask! Again, please accept my apologies for not responding sooner!