We were gifted some pears from a neighbor, so we racked our brains to try and figure out the best way to process them. Google led me to an article that said to put your pairs in boiling water for 15 – 30 seconds, then place in an ice bath. The skins would simply come off with rubbing!
We tried this and….. yeah No. Didn’t work at all. I tried a few says later, hoping the pears just weren’t ripe enough. Still didn’t work. So, we broke out the Pampered Chef Apple Corer. Peeling the pears was a cinch after that!
12 medium sized pears – peeled, cored and sliced
1 cup allulose
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/4 cup water
Add all ingredients to the instant pot.
Cook on high pressure for 30 minutes.
When done, quick release the pressure. Open lid when safe.
Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce and simmer for 20 minutes.
Using an immersion blender, blend the mixture until smooth.
Simmer the sauce for another 20 minutes or until the mix is thick and when pushed with a spoon the mixture keeps the ripple from the spoon without filling back in.
Enjoy! I served mine on SOLA Bread – with only 4 net carbs, I can occasionally enjoy!
Note: If using fresh blueberries, more vodka needs to be added as the moisture in fresh fruit will lower the proof of the alcohol. There is a chance of the pectin being activated at this point of adding more alcohol and making a fruit extract sludge. Therefore, most extractors will tell you to use dehydrated fruit.
Place the fenugreek seeds in a non-reactive frying pan. Stir and toss regularly for even heating. Do not let the seeds brown, or the resulting extract will take on a acidic flavor.
Put the seeds into an herb grinder while they are still warm. This helps release essential oils in the seeds that provide more flavor! You want a consistency similar to drop coffee grounds.
Warm the vodka with the vanilla bean. Use the lowest setting on your stove to avoid boiling. Put the seeds into a glass jar, then add the liquid so that it covered the ground seeds completely. Place lid on container.
Put the closed bottle in an area that remains cool and dark. Shake daily for three to four weeks. Strain. Return the clarified extract to the bottle. Use as desired.