First off, I bought pears last week and promptly forgot about them until yesterday when I was going through the refrigerator and found the fully ripened and ready boscs in the drawer. As we have been on somewhat of a muffin kick lately, I found a recipe for pear muffins. This is a very good recipe, but I ended up with 10 muffins rather than 6 (definitely not a bad thing!). I think it depends on how big your pears are. I also added just a bit of water as the batter was a little drier than I liked. They came out very very good though, and I will definitely keep this recipe around.
Next, as we have had an abundance of plums from our tiny little plum tree (and we really don't care for eating straight plums), I found a highly reviewed recipe for Plum-Apple Butter. While not a true jelly/jam recipe (doesn't contain pectin), it is as close as I was willing to come to one. This was a rather labor-intensive process with lots of putzy steps (which I am really not a fan of) and it made a huge load of dirty dishes (also not a fan of), but as I would probably only make it once a year, and only then depending on our plum crop, I'll also keep this recipe neatly tucked in my file.
Plus, it's fantastic!