Our allotment neighbours pear tree is mostly leaning on our side, and recently with a gush of wind here and there, we had an unexpected pear windfall to enjoy. Before I picked them up and claimed them, I asked D about etiquette, should I throw these back to her plot or take them as an unexpected bonus from mother nature. He said they’ve fallen on our side, take them unless you want the slugs to have them. So I did.
During the course of the week, I must have gathered about 18 small pears.
I am not really one for eating pears, so yesterday I decided to make this pear jam recipe. It's a good recipe as it shows gives you step by step instructions, except silly me did not follow them to the end. As you will note, my pears are up on one end, well apparently I should have turned the jar upside down whilst it was cooling and this would have distributed the pears a bit more evenly and I didn't use a vanilla pod. Also according to the recipe, it takes about 6 hours, mine didn't take that long, maybe two hours in all.
The sun gold colour looks fabulous just like golden syrup. I think this pear jam would be great on croissants!