I recently borrowed my mom’s old food dehydrator (made in 1979!) and realized this was a perfect chance to use it. So I sliced up some fruit, set it in the dehydrator, and got back to work. Couldn’t have been much easier.
A great way to capture the flavour of local pears, to enjoy off-season. This pear butter is delicious with grilled cheese sandwiches or topped on crostini with blue or gorgonzola cheese and a few walnuts on top or on a fresh ginger scone or... mmmm!
On day one of the Punk Domestics trip to Italy in January, 2012, we made three kinds of preserves with Marzia Brigante: Quince jam, pear jam with aromatic spices and savor, a conserve made with apples, pears, quince, nuts and saba.