Two whole baskets full. "What am I going to do with all these pears?" I asked. I expect this sort of problem with zucchini, but not pears.
Luckily, I had this recipe for fresh pear cake.
This cake is as easy to make as if it were from a mix. It's not iced and not too sweet, so you can feel justified having it with your morning coffee, if you like. It's sturdy, so you can take it to a friend who needs cheering up. You can freeze it for later. And with sweetened whipped cream and caramel sauce, it dresses up for company.
Pears are considered a summer fruit, but to me, this cake tastes like the first crisp days of autumn.