Overripe pears? Not a problem. Stewed, baked or poached, they make the perfect after dinner treat.
When pears go a bit soft, they can become hard to eat without dripping juice everywhere - but cook them into a pud and they come back into their own.
For warming, filling, comforting pudding, look no further than our spiced pear bread & butter pudding. The recipe uses red pears for their attractively coloured skins, but William or Conference would also work well.