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milkmoustache Mon 14-Jan-19 17:35:19

How can I make a pudding with them tonight? Don't have enough milk for custard to go with, no unfrozen butter for a sponge pudding which is my normal fallback, and I don't want to go to the shop again. There must be another clever recipe out there...

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Ricekrispie22 Mon 14-Jan-19 17:42:37

Microwave them and then eat with a scoop of ice cream instead of custard. They're also gorgeous with chocolate mousse. Or stew them with a pinch of cinnamon and stir them into porridge for breakfast! Or a tin of rice pud. They also go great in pancakes with Nutella.

feltcarrot Mon 14-Jan-19 17:48:17

Ooh, love tinned pears! My recipes involve butter tho, pear and almond cake is delicious, as is pear and chocolate pudding!

MrsRedFly Mon 14-Jan-19 17:50:13

This is really yummy - but you need butter!

There might be a recipe using oil instead of butter - usually a muffin recipe

Blondie1984 Mon 14-Jan-19 17:50:21

Warm them up with maple syrup and eat with ice cream

shoofly Mon 14-Jan-19 17:52:30

Chocolate sauce, ice cream, flaked almonds? Pears belle helene

milkmoustache Mon 14-Jan-19 17:54:55

Thanks all - keep them coming! I am going to carve off a bit of frozen butter and make a butterscotch sauce to go with ice cream after they've been warned up.
I have made the squidgy chocolate pudding, totally gorgeous but even chocolate mad DS says it's too chocolatey! More of a Sunday lunch pud I think.

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Dogegg33 Mon 14-Jan-19 17:55:59

Yes to the ice cream and chocolate sauce but I prefer chopped hazelnuts - scrummy! smile

Blondie1984 Mon 14-Jan-19 17:57:45

Or if you have bread you could do a Pear Charlotte

milkmoustache Mon 14-Jan-19 17:59:52

I only have two slices of very worthy brown bread, so no Charlotte. Would tinned pears work, given that they are already quite floppy? I am intrigued...

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HotInWinter Mon 14-Jan-19 18:08:21

Make green jelly in a flat dish. Then turn the pears into nice using flaked almonds as ears, tiny piece of glace cherry for nose, cloves for eyes, and string for a tail. Don't eat the last 2 bits.
Butter free.....

milkmoustache Mon 14-Jan-19 18:21:09

Too cold for jelly, DCs too old for jelly!

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greenelephantscarf Mon 14-Jan-19 18:23:23

a crumble?
do you have milk? you could do a white sauce with vanilla and sugar/honey as custard replacement.

HotInWinter Mon 14-Jan-19 18:26:02

You are NEVER too old for jelly!

SingaSong12 Mon 14-Jan-19 18:27:06

Arrange them artfully in a bowl with a sprig of some herb or other and serve.

milkmoustache Mon 14-Jan-19 18:27:11

Only one tin of pears, that would be a bijou portion each! Not enough milk in the house either. But I do have a plan now... I am enjoying the investment placed in my pudding by the Mumsnet army.

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Bluesheep8 Tue 15-Jan-19 19:50:24

hotinwinter your suggestion made me smile inside! My mum used to shred the green jelly to look like grass, use flaked almonds as you suggest for ears, a small dot of chocolate sauce for a nose and whipped cream for the tail. She called it "bunnies on the lawn" smile

3out Tue 15-Jan-19 19:53:12

When I was at school, one of my favourite puddings was homemade shortbread with tinned pears (and the juice) on top. Mmmmmmm!

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