The pears from my tree have been made into preserves to go on peanut butter sandwiches, ice cream, in oatmeal, or whatever other way I decide I want them. The recipe is pretty simple – 16 cups finely chopped ripe pears, 10 cups sugar, juice of 1 lemon or slices of ginger to taste, and 1 – 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple. Combine, bring to a boil, turn down the heat and simmer until it thickens. That should take about an hour.