Very Ripe Clapp's Pears -- what to do?
OK, I shouldn't have done this, because "out of sight, out of mind" happened. We picked all the beautiful red Clapp's Pears on our tree, and set them carefully on a shelf in our fairly cool canning pantry ... and forgot about them.
Now they're very ripe, and the interior flesh has some browning discoloration.
I'd hate to lose their value as an edible fruit, so can I make:
Applesauce with pears;
Apple butter with pears;
Use the Steam Juicer to make juice; or
Bake items with the pears and freeze for later?
I hope someone has some good ideas. We have 50 beautiful large red fruits just waiting to come to some good use!