If your pear tree is overloaded with fruit, make this simple but tasty spread for toast, crumpets, pancakes or as a topping for ice cream. You could also add fancy labels and present the jars as sweet gifts to friends and family.
About 40 pears
1 ½ cups sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
1. Peel, core and chop pears then purée in food processor.
2. Place pear purée, sugar and spices in a large saucepan and bring to the boil.
3. Reduce to a simmer and cook, uncovered, and stirring occasionally, until reduced by half. Pour into sterilised jars.