I got some pears from a friend of the family. I am not one to turn down anything that's free. At the same time, no one in my family really likes pears. So I talked with my neighbor, who does a lot of canning and decided that I would make pear sauce and then use that to make fruit roll ups with my dehydrator. I also learned that pear sauce can be used in place of oils in baking just like applesauce.
Here's how I made my pear sauce. (I do the same thing for applesauce.)
First wash them and cut them into fourths and place in a pot.
Next add some water, cover and bring to a boil.
When they are soft, place them in the hopper of a food mill.
Turn the crank and out comes the pear sauce.
Ladle into jars and process 19 minutes (adjust for altitude - I did 24 min.) in a water bath canner.
Enjoy your pear sauce in the months to come.