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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

CHRISTMAS CLOVED PEARS

AN UPDATE ON MY TWO (so far) CLOVED PEARS.

I love these as much as I love making the traditional orange and lemon pomanders.   
Up 'til this year I never saw anything like a cloved pear. 
Perhaps I am living a sheltered life, 
which I highly doubt.

When I saw Marly's I knew I had to try my hand at it.
She has been very generous and patient giving instructions on 
'How to Make' these lovely and delightful pears.  
Thanks so much Marly (Samplers & Santas) for sharing this enjoyable tradition.
The one on the right is my first big plump and juicy (NOT a Bosc) pear and I thought I'd never do another.  It was labeled 'Bosc' (what do I know about pears as they are not one of my favorite fruits for eating) so I bought it.  


Next time shopping I found a real 'Bosc' pear - properly marked, and I knew instantly that the first one was NOT.
The pear on the right is the 'real Bosc'.  Certainly a more wonderful, taller pear shape.  
It has been about 4 days since being cloved and appears to be doing very well.  I did not roll and rub this one around in ground cinnamon and cloves as I did shorty (now about 4 weeks old) and I do prefer the look.  Looks like it is shrinking nicely.

Happy Holidays! 
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