I had a box of Comice pears in the garage that I needed to use up. They were ripe and perfect to go into this cake – WITH THE PEELS ON! It was incredibly moist and even tastier served with a dab of whipped cream on top!
I doubled the recipe and sent a cake home with my friend, Pam, who came to have a quick salad with me at lunch time, bringing her dad, who was visiting from Hawaii. (Read about how I experienced Hawaiian hospitality, here!)
When I started canning years ago, I found all of my “wide-mouth” jars at garage sales. I’ve come to appreciate wide-mouth jars. I made sure and bought “wide,” because I remember how tricky it was getting the pears placed just right while canning with my mom.
Last weekend I canned these beauties
Pears are so mellow and pleasant and a perfect fall fruit. They are well-loved in my household – for, protein shakes, cakes or muffins, pear crumble, pear butter, or just eating!
What are your favorite kinds of pears?
(Need a great Halloween recipe? Read my post Chicken Chili on a Halloween Night, here. **To see a picture of where I store my starched cloth napkins, check it out, here.)