The following recipe is an early autumn delight, so easy to make and refreshing tasting!. It calls for pears which are, for many, a forgotten fruit. Pears have the same nutrient profile as apples (including the cholesterol lowering pectin) but are softer and sweeter when ripe. There is no added sugar and the extra nutrients from the nuts and berries make this a superior dessert or spread!
Raw Pear/Goji Conserve
Yields 2 1/2 to 3 cups
- 3 ripe Bartlett pears
- 1 c. plumped goji berries*
- 1/2 c. walnuts or pecans
- 1/4 lemon or lime plus peel, chopped finely
- 2 tsp. 5 Spice powder, or spice of choice
Combine all in a blender and process with a stop/start
action as needed, until you have a thick puree.
Store in a glass jar with enameled lid, in the refrigerator. Use within a few days. If you want to make a lot, this freezes well. Be sure to leave about an inch to inch and a half of headspace.
*Super high in antioxidants, also known as “wolfberries”. Available here (click)