Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
A deliciously chunky autumnal conserve. If you can find Abate pears, use them. Otherwise, Bosc or even unripe Bartletts will do.
Cranberry Pear Conserve with Ginger, for sweet or savory pairings.
This conserve is a mixture of sweet chunks of pear and tart cranberries. It goes well with anything from biscuits and toast to roasted meats and is a wonderful addition to vinaigrettes.
Adapted from a 1960s edition of The Gourmet Cookbook.
The weather is changing and the pears are coming off the trees in full force!