Freezing Pears

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Freezing Pears

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Post: # 45977Unread post karstopography
Sun May 02, 2021 7:42 am

Anyone tried freezing pears whole? Want to make a Perry (hard pear Cider) so I don’t care if the pears turn to mush after freezing, I’m looking to have the juice released anyway. Just wondering if freezing pears whole has been done and if so, what were the results.

Pears on my tree will likely ripen in the summer, but I don’t want to make the perry until fall.
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Sun May 02, 2021 9:23 am

I read on line people do it with pears and other fruits all the time.
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Sun May 02, 2021 9:42 am

I freeze my pears in slices in a light sugar syrup and then freeze them. I peel the pears and slice them and then heat briefly in the syrup to blanch them. We eat them over the winter and they taste very fresh.
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Post: # 45989Unread post karstopography
Sun May 02, 2021 9:48 am

@brownrexx I did see that being done on my web searches. I might do some that way and then try to freeze some whole. Just have the one old tree that this year seems to have a goodly number of pears on it. Want to also infuse some in a neutral spirit.
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Post: # 46024Unread post brownrexx
Sun May 02, 2021 3:39 pm

The frozen slices are really good. Sometimes I serve then cold and sometimes I heat them and add some cinnamon. Both ways are really good.
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Mon May 03, 2021 2:46 pm

That sounds really tasty, pears and cinnamon. I can imagine slightly reheating them and adding a touch of Madagascan Vanilla ice-cream and I think I'd be somewhere between here and nirvana
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Mon May 03, 2021 5:50 pm

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