Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Back in the swing of things...

To make up for yesterday's lack of anything worth writing about, I'll give you two recipes for the price of one today.  

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! 

1 comment:

Anna said...

Hi Julie!

I'm glad you liked the muffins too. I thought they were a good lunchbox type muffin -- not too sweet, but sweet enough to be appealing to kids. I did get only 6, but I filled my tins almost all the way to the top and the muffins domed a little bit.