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Ways to use up a load of pears, apples and mandarins?

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MadAngryGnome Wed 17-Jun-15 01:15:48

Has anyone got any favourite recipes I can try or just ways to deal with a glut of these? Have a 5 week old newborn and have been deluged with fruit from well meaning family who have fruit trees and veg boxes. Don't want it all to go to waste but am at a bit of a loss for easy ways (doable during nap times...) to use it up. Any ideas?

cdtaylornats Wed 17-Jun-15 09:13:57


MadAngryGnome Wed 17-Jun-15 09:26:30

I actually can't believe I didn't think of that blush I will smoothie some up.

GezFox Wed 17-Jun-15 18:34:43

Steam the pears and apples and freeze for future crumble

Dancingqueen17 Wed 17-Jun-15 19:19:24

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spad Wed 17-Jun-15 19:27:18

Stew the pears? Enjoy with porridge.

Could you freeze them whole? then put them in a crumble when you have more time...

Orangedaisy Wed 17-Jun-15 19:29:28

Get the well meaning family to peel, core, steam and purée pears/apples and fill ice cube trays-a head start for weaning!

MadAngryGnome Wed 17-Jun-15 22:01:41

Orangedaisy that would be quite a head start! grin

Do I need to steam the fruit before freezing? Think I'll probably do this. Made a pear tarte tatin last night but it only used up two pears. hmm Delicious though.

sashh Thu 18-Jun-15 08:34:55


GezFox Fri 19-Jun-15 18:43:32

Yes steam before freezing ! And portion up in freezer bags

GezFox Fri 19-Jun-15 18:44:07

Yes steam before freezing ! And portion up in freezer bags

whereismagic Fri 19-Jun-15 18:57:03

Fruit leather: make purée, add sugar, cook, spread evenly on a baking sheet, dry in warm oven, cut into strips and roll.

JamNan Sat 20-Jun-15 06:20:30

Slice the fruit and freeze in bags to use later in cakes, crumbles and smoothies.

Here's a nice easy Mary Berry recipe that can be made using a food mixer. You can substitute pears for apples or mix fruits together.

apple cake recipe

ShoutyMom Sun 21-Jun-15 16:50:50

Jam or some sort of preserve. Chutneys. Google quick recipes to cull out the ones that need a lot of time and effort.

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