An easy way to preserve large quantities of fruit, this recipe for Ginger Pear Preserves from FreshPreserving.com will transport your senses to the islands with its tropical flavor. Tie a festive ribbon around a jar and give these preserves out as hostess gifts during the holidays.
This recipe from Eating Rules is a classic that works well spread on waffles or muffins and also alongside heartier meals like chicken and pork. Prepare with whatever fruits you have in the house and add things like cranberries for color or cinnamon for spice.
The longer you let this do-it-yourself pear liqueur sit, the better it will taste! Based on a recipe for pear cordial, this recipe from Healthy Green Kitchen will be a hit around the holidays, adding unique flavor to cocktails but also perfect when drizzled over vanilla ice cream.