Posted by Pam Molloy on 4/16/2016 to Recipes from the Great Depression
Pears have long been
considered the aristocrat of fruits. Monarchs grew them in secluded
gardens. The names of some of the leading varieties, "Beurre D'Anjou"
and "Doyenne Du Comice", suggest their royal origin. Only of recent
years and in the rich orchard lands of the Pacific Coast have they been
produced commercially in quantities to permit their being a regular part
of the family diet. Because of their mildness and sugar-sweetness they
can be eaten freely both by children and adults. They contain Vitamins
A, B, and C and such minerals as calcium, phosphorous, iron and copper.
Unless you plan to eat them immediately, pears should be purchased when
slightly under-ripe. They will ripen to perfection at ordinary living
This Pear Custard Pudding Recipe from the Great Depression works quite well with canned pears.