We love pears in this family. So while the pear season is here, we are having pear muffins or pancakes in the morning, pear slices during lunch and dinner, and an occasionaly pear crumble. In addition I have frozen away alot of pear slices to make pear/applesauce in the winter. All of this has led to LOTS of pear cores around the house. I hated to see them go to waste, so I tried dumping them in a crockpot, half full of water. Then we let it cook all day, after which we collected the juice. It has been a huge hit. It is not as sweet as the juice from the grocery store, but since we rarely buy juice at all the kids think this home made stuff is a big treat.
Anyway, just wanted to pass on this tibit.