Pear Pickin

Pears are not one of my favorite fruits but I could not turn down the offer to do some pear pickin. 

One of my former neighbors sent me a message asking if I would like to have some pears. I said “sure”. 
He said, “Great, there is a pear tree behind my shop that is full of pears and they are going to go bad if no one picks them”. So me and Nick grabbed a box and headed to Bessemer City. 

In no time, we had a box of fresh pears. This was a sign business tucked away in an industrial park and we also got a nice tour of the place. It was interesting and we learned a few things.

As soon as I got home I washed them and began looking for recipes. These pears were a little hard and tart but I thought they were good. I have eaten a few for snack and even made some pear preserves which turned out wonderful. Pear preserves are easy to make and great on toast or yogurt.

These preserves also have added cinnamon and vanilla. 

While I was outside the other day, I noticed a few butterflies so I shared some pear with them. Then my daughter came home to visit and I ended up giving her a few pears to take home. I think I have had my feel of pears for the year. 

Now I’ll share with you how I made the pear preserves.

•4 cups chopped pears.
•2 cups sugar.
•1\2 Tbls cinnamon.
•1/2 Tbls lemon juice.
•1/2 tsp Vanilla.
~Add  pears and sugar to pot and cook until the pears are soft. Then smash to consistency. 
~Add cinnamon, vanilla and lemon juice and continue cooking until thickens.
Makes one pint (one large jar).
Double recipe for more.


  1. How nice and fun to go pear picking. It's great that you made the pear preserves. Thanks for the recipe to make it.

  2. That looks and sounds so good! I'm like you and pears aren't my favorite fruit either. You had a good source to pick some and my tree after years and years decided to put on some fruit we had to do something...I love the butterfly on the pear slice too. I know that was a fun trip anyway for you two.

  3. I've never gone pear picking before. I've only eaten raw pears and never had pear preserves. Sounds delicious.
    The butterfly is so pretty and so cool that you captured it on a piece of pear!!

  4. Wonderful recipe and write up, those pears are a huge success of a crop! Had to show my daughter the butterfly photo think it's a swallow tail?

  5. I love pears! Thanks so much for the recipe. They say when a butterfly lands on you it brings you good luck. I'm pretty sure if one lands on your pear, it qualifies! Pinned!

  6. I would like to go pear picking, but I don't eat pears lol. I think my mom would like this recipe!

  7. Thanks for the glimpse into your life. Lucky you getting some gleanings. Thank you for bringing your recipe and story to Fiesta Friday.