Turning Overripe Pears into Pear Sauce

I have put a lot of thought into how I can utilize my blog during my trip and wanted to make sure I stay true to the original purpose of this blog, which is to blog about my love of food!  Instead of blogging about my day to day, this blog will now be fully dedicated to my food experiences on the road.

On our way to Mount Hood National Forest, Blaise and I stopped by a little fruit stand on the side of the road next to the Bridge of Gods.  The lady at the fruit stand let us sample a variety of ripe pears and apples that were out of this world.  We ended up deciding to buy a variety of red pears and ended up with an extra free bag of VERY ripe Bartlett pears.

Fruit stand on the side of the road in Oregon
Fruit stand on the side of the road in Oregon

After the Bartlett pears had been sitting in the car for a day, I opened the bag to a sweet, pungent smell and saw that they had gone from very ripe to ‘cook me now’ ripe.   I can understand why we got these for free!  However, I was able to save the pears by making a quick pear sauce that was delicious!


I chopped up the pears, cored them and peeled the skin off.



I then cut up the pears in small pieces and added them to a small pot with a dash of cinnamon, sugar and a 1/4 cup of water.  I simmered everything down until I got a nice, thick sauce.


Here’s the end result!  It’s a great topping for oatmeal in the morning and even better by itself.



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