Monday, August 2, 2010
P is for Pear...
Pear sauce is quite decadent; I like to pair it with skinny jeans and gold, high-heeled gladiator sandals. Oh wait, we're talking about baby food, not fashion, sorry. But pear sauce is decadent because it takes a lot of pears to make a little bit of sauce. I purchased 5.26 lbs of pears which yielded only 64 ounces of puree. Nonetheless, it is delicious.
You will need to peel and chop the pears to get a really smooth puree. Put the chopped pears in a saucepan, cover and turn heat to medium. If the pears aren't quite ripe, you will need to add a little bit of water. Cook over medium until fork tender; start checking after five minutes. Once cooked, strain the pears, reserving the cooking liquid. Puree until smooth, using cooking liquid if needed. Freeze overnight in ice cube trays and store for up to six months in a sealed plastic bag in the freezer.
The organic pears cost $0.16 per ounce to prepare. Earth's Best Organic 1st Pears costs $0.28 per ounce.
FOR OLDER BABIES AND ADULTS: Add one part fresh pureed raspberries to four parts pear sauce for a delicious dessert.