Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Ripening pears with a banana
We love fresh pears -- when they're ripe. I rarely bought pears because all too often they would remain green and hard and hardly sweet... until they started going bad.
Joshua found a solution that has worked well for ripening pears. We place a ripe banana in the bag of pears and leave it with them for a couple days. The pears turn soft and sweet and absolutely delicious!
When the pears are ripe, we take out the banana. Joshua prefers his pears cold, so we usually put them in the fridge at that point. Yum!
The pears pictured above are Red D'Anjou pears from Costco. Very delicious and with very little waste (just the small core), $3.79 for 6 lbs. is fruit we can afford! :)
Does anyone have any other fruit-ripening tips?
We have had similar trouble with buying green bananas; they would spoil without ripening. Placing them near some already-ripe bananas helps them to ripen nicely!
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