Fresh pears are frozen using a dry pack or syrup pack method. In either case, you have to wash, dry, core and slice the pears. Brush the slices with a lemon juice and water mixture to prevent browning. More » Food Food Storage Freezing Food

Pie recipes that use fresh pears as the main ingredient include Dutch pear pie featured at and fresh pear pie with streusel topping featured at Both recipes use a single prepared crust for ... More » Food Cooking Desserts,, and provide recipes for fresh pear cake. This collection of recipes includes two traditional Bundt pear cakes, an Italian pear cake and a frosted layer ... More » Food Cooking Desserts

It is possible to freeze pears for up to 10 to 12 months. Freezing pears is an economical way to make pears bought in season last throughout the year. More » Food Food Storage Freezing Food

When you freeze fresh fruit, you preserve its color and flavor, stopping the ripening process when the fruit is at its best. However, freezing affects fruits’ texture, breaking down and softening meats because water expa... More » Food Food Storage Freezing Food

Unlike some vegetables, it is necessary to blanch fresh carrots briefly before freezing them. The blanching process helps to break down enzymes that can cause the carrots to lose nutrients when frozen. This also helps ca... More » Food Food Storage Freezing Food

To freeze summer squash, wash and slice the squash, and boil it for a few minutes before chilling the squash in ice. Store it in freezer bags for future use. More » Food Food Storage Freezing Food